• Short Summary

    Escorted by units of the Arab Legion - the elite of the Jordanian Army - King Hussein opened a highway across the desert from Amman to Aqaba Nov 10.

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    Escorted by units of the Arab Legion - the elite of the Jordanian Army - King Hussein opened a highway across the desert from Amman to Aqaba Nov 10.

    King Hussein, wearing civilian clothes, looked at slight figure in contrast to his tail uniformed Legionaries as he cut the ceremonial ribbon, then drove along the road escorted by jeeps and machine-gunners.

    The highway has eight bridges in its 210 kilometre-run to Maan where it joins the existing road to Aqaba. Built at a cost of some GBP2 million the highway is a leap forward in Jordan's economy, providing throughout the year a fast, safe link between the capital and the country's only port.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VL4WB4XTII7PS3R89Y91J2O5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VL4WB4XTII7PS3R89Y91J2O5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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