• Short Summary

    AFTER COMPLETING A ROUTE OF 7,616 KM (ABOUT 4,700 MILES), MORE THAN HALF OF IT ACROSS THE SANDS OF THE SAHARA DESERT, YOUNG DRIVERS, CREWING A STRANGE COLLECTION OF VEHICLES IN THE LIEGE-DAKAR RALLY RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION IN THE SENEGALESE CAPITAL RECENTLY.

  • Description

    AFTER COMPLETING A ROUTE OF 7,616 KM (ABOUT 4,700 MILES), MORE THAN HALF OF IT ACROSS THE SANDS OF THE SAHARA DESERT, YOUNG DRIVERS, CREWING A STRANGE COLLECTION OF VEHICLES IN THE LIEGE-DAKAR RALLY RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION IN THE SENEGALESE CAPITAL RECENTLY.

    THE SENEGALESE GREETED THE RALLY AS AN UNPRECEDENTED EXPLOIT -- HENCE THE ENTHUSIASM OF THE RECEPTION, WHICH EVEN INCLUDED A FOOTBALL MATCH IN HONOUR OF THE RALLYISTS.

    SENEGAL'S GENERAL COMMISSIONER OF TOURISM, M. SOULEYMANE SIDIBE, DECLARED THAT HE HOPED THE RALLY WOULD HELP PROMOTE TOURISM BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. HE ADDED HIS CONVICTION THAT YOUNG SENEGALESE WOULD TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE AND ORGANIZE A RETURN TRIP TO BELGIUM.

    A TOTAL OF 32 VEHICLES, LORRIES AS WELL A CARS, WERE DRIVEN BY THE YOUNG BELGIANS OVER A GRUELLING ROUTE, WHICH INCLUDED 4,400 KM. (ABOUT 2,750 MILES) ACROSS THE SAHARA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4NT8GHGXNMEQ75SUD4R3I7E86
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NT8GHGXNMEQ75SUD4R3I7E86
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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