• Short Summary

    ARMY OFFICERS, WHO SEIZED POWER IN SYRIA EARLY TODAY (FRIDAY) IN AN APPARENTLY BLOODLESS COUP, NOW APPEAR TO BE IN FIRM CONTROL.

  • Description


    FEBRUARY 1959


    1.
    GV TROOPS MARCH IN DAMASCUS.
    0.03

    2.
    CU DITTO.
    0.06

    3.
    GV TROOPS MARCHING.
    0.11

    4.
    MV TROOPS TOWARDS CAMERA.
    0.15

    5.
    SV SIDE ANGLE TROOPS.
    0.19

    6.
    GV TROOPS IN TRUCKS (3 SHOTS).
    0.29


    OCTOBER 1960


    7.
    GTV NASSER IN OPEN CAR.
    0.33

    8.
    STV CAR STOPS, CROWD SURGES ROUND.
    0.41

    9.
    SV PAN NASSER THROUGH CROWD.
    0.43

    10.
    GTV CROWD CHEERING.
    0.47

    11.
    TELEPHOTO - NASSER ON BALCONY.
    0.49

    12.
    GV CHEERING CROWD.
    0.54



    Initials KC/VLIB/JF/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ARMY OFFICERS, WHO SEIZED POWER IN SYRIA EARLY TODAY (FRIDAY) IN AN APPARENTLY BLOODLESS COUP, NOW APPEAR TO BE IN FIRM CONTROL.THERE HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATE MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM EGYPT, AND FROM THE NEW GOVERNMENT IN IRAQ AND THE YEMEN.

    TODAY'S REVOLT WAS THE THIRD IN SYRIA WITHIN EIGHTEEN MONTHS.

    THE FIRST WAS IN SEPTEMBER 1961, WHICH LED SYRIA TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC (UAR).THEN ON MARCH 23, 1962, THE SYRIAN ARMY SEIZED POWER IN A BLOODLESS COUP APPOINTED A NEW PRIME MINISTER
    ACCORDING TO RADIO BROADCASTS FROM DAMASCUS TODAY, THE LATEST REVOLT SUCCEEDED WITHIN A FEW HOURS.ONE OF THE REASONS GIVEN FOR ITS SWIFT SUCCESS WAS THAT THE SYRIAN PEOPLE HAD SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF BREAKING AWAY FROM THE UAR.

    THEY WERE THE FIRST JOINED TOGETHER TO FORM THE UAR IN 1958, WITH PRESIDENT NASSER AS HEAD OF A JOINT STATE.VISNEWS LIBRARY FILM SHOWS ON HIS VISIT TO DAMASCUS IN OCTOBER 1960, WHILE HE WAS ON A TOUR OF THE SYRIAN REGION.

    THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS CROWDED THE STREETS TO GIVE HIM A WILD AND EXCITED WELCOME.SYRIA'S NEW GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO PRESS FOR RENEWING THE LINKS WITH EGYPT, AND POSSIBLY FORMING A NEW UNION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3B0OCD3KVCZV9IQ76AHCY8IE1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3B0OCD3KVCZV9IQ76AHCY8IE1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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