• Short Summary

    This is a report on Bandung Day celebrations in Baghdad, April 24th celebration officially described (from official Arabic) as "Day of Struggle against Imperialism and for Peaceful Coexistence." Ceremonies originally scheduled to start at 3 p.

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    This is a report on Bandung Day celebrations in Baghdad, April 24th celebration officially described (from official Arabic) as "Day of Struggle against Imperialism and for Peaceful Coexistence." Ceremonies originally scheduled to start at 3 p.m., postponed until 5 p.m..because of the heat: temperature at an official 105.8 degrees. Program included (1) address of Liaison Committee of Trade Unions and Societies, delivered by Secretary of Iraqi Democratic Youth Union; (2) Address of National Council of Peace Partisans in Iraq; (3) address of Iraqi Committee for Afro-Asian Solidarity; (4) Message of Algeria; (5) Address of Arab Students in Iraq delivered by Jordanian student; (6) a poem for this occasion; 7) Address of Col. Taha Al-Bamarni, commander of the Popular Resistance Forces, or home guard. Program also included speech by Col. Fadhil Al-Mahdawi, President of Peoples Court now trying 17 more army officers on charge complicity in March revolt at Mosul. Celebrations held at Scouts Field, or stadium, in Baghdad. Preceded by stories and editorials in Baghdad press all hailing and following them "Against Imperialism, for Peaceful Coexistence" latest in series similar demonstrations, including huge Peace Partisans Congress and mass parade and demonstration; Peasants Union Congress etc.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48H76A35TPAR72NUZNRZWMQ68
    Media URN:
    VLVA48H76A35TPAR72NUZNRZWMQ68
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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