• Short Summary

    EGYPT SHOWED HER MILITARY STRENGTH YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT A BIG ARMY PARADE IN CAIRO ATTENDED BY PRESIDENT NASSER.

  • Description

    EGYPT SHOWED HER MILITARY STRENGTH YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT A BIG ARMY PARADE IN CAIRO ATTENDED BY PRESIDENT NASSER.IT MARKED THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION WHICH DEPOSED KING FAROUK.

    NAVAL UNITS WERE AMONG THE MANY BRANCHES OF THE THREE SERVICES REPRESENTED IN THE PARADE WHICH MARCHED PAST PRESIDENT NASSER, FIELD MARSHAL AMER, AND THE ALGERIAN DEFENCE MINISTER COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE.

    SUPERSONIC MIG 21 JET FIGHTERS, WHICH FLEW PAST DURING THE PARADE, WERE ON SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME.THE MIG 21'S ARE A SUPERSONIC VERSION OF THE MIG 17 AND 18 WHICH EGYPT HAS HAD FOR SOME TIME.ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCER SOME OF THE PLANES IN THE FLY PAST WERE FLOWN BY SAUDI ARABIAN AND JORDANIAN PILOTS WHO HAD DEFECTED TO EGYPT.

    ALSO IN THE PARADE, WHICH LASTED TWO AND A HALF HOURS, WERE EXAMPLES OF EGYPT'S LATEST ARMY EQUIPMENT AMONG THEM TROOP TRANSPORTERS.THERE WERE SEVERAL EXAMPLES OF CONVENTIONAL ARTILLERY AND SOME TANKS INCLUDING A NEW AMPHIBIOUS VERSION.

    ON SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME WERE EGYPT'S ROCKETS.TWO TYPES OF ROCKETS WERE SHOWN -- THE "AL RAED (VANGUARD) DESCRIBED BY A TELEVISION COMMENTATOR AS INTENDED FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, AND THE DARK GREEN GROUND TO AIR MISSILES WHICH, IT WAS ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK, HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY FIRED FROM A SECRET DESERT RANGE.

    WESTERN MILITARY EXPERTS NOTED THERE WAS A RESEMBLANCE TO A WELL KNOWN SOVIET TYPE OF ROCKETS BUT THE COMMENTATOR SAID THEY WERE MADE BY ARAB HANDS, ARAB TECHNIQUE, AND ARAB SCIENCE.

    DURING A SPEECH PRIOR TO THE PARADE, FIELD MARSHALL AMER, THE VICE PRESIDENT, ANNOUNCED THAT "OUR NAVAL FORCES AIDED BY OUR EXPERT ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BUILD THE FIRST ARAB SUBMARINE WHICH WILL BE AT SEA WITHIN 15 DAYS." HE SAID THAT LAND, SEA, AND AIR FORCES HAD ALL BEEN EQUIPPED WITH THE MOST MODERN ARMAMENTS AND WEAPONS, AND SINCE LAST YEAR THERE HAD BEEN CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MISSILES AND "ARAB JET AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3HY6ZM2EE0KCJLKWKTKD15E6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HY6ZM2EE0KCJLKWKTKD15E6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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