• Short Summary

    King Savong Vatthana of Laos presided over celebrations to mark National Day in the Laotian capital of Vientiane on Friday (11 May).

  • Description

    King Savong Vatthana of Laos presided over celebrations to mark National Day in the Laotian capital of Vientiane on Friday (11 May).

    The King, looking fit and well despite recent rumours of a severs illness, later viewed a military parade from a dais near the city's monument to its war dead.

    Several soldiers received decorations from the King before the parade began.

    It was the first National Day in Laos since the recent signing of a peace agreement with the Pro-Communist Pathet Lao.

    At this year's parade, troops from branches of the Laotian Army marched past as transport aircraft from the country's Air Force flew overhead in the salute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4FN24Y1SV9SM3MXQSGVHLG4L5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FN24Y1SV9SM3MXQSGVHLG4L5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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