• Short Summary

    Tripoli - the capital of Libya was turned into a city of flags and banners to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the overthrow of the Libyan monarchy.

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    GV Flags on archways in Tripoli
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    SV Banners and open book on archway.
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    Travel shot through Tripoli with flags hanging out of windows.
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    Travel shot past government buildings with flags.
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    GV Banners across main road and flags from buildings. (3 shots)
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    SV PAN Shops with banners and flags and ornamental arches (3 shots)
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    Initials APSM/2348 APSM/005



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tripoli - the capital of Libya was turned into a city of flags and banners to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the overthrow of the Libyan monarchy. The main event of the celebrations was to be a parade through the streets of the city on Saturday (September 1st). Thousands of people were reported to be heading for Tripoli to watch the parade. The bloodless revolution of September the 1st 1969, was brought about by a group of nationalist army officers.

    There was a second reason for celebration - three days earlier, Libya and Egypt had signed an agreement that would gradually merge the two countries. Representatives of the Egyptian Government and the military were present during the parade. The Egyptians, led by the Deputy Premier Dr. Abdel Kader Hatem, were spending several days in Libya, discussing the first steps in the merger.

    President Muammer Gaddafi was to have been present at the parade, but could not attend because he was ill. The Middle East News Agency said the Libyan leader had a slight indisposition, but did not specify its nature.

    SYNOPSIS: Tripoli - the capitol of Libya - was turned into a city of flags and banners to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the overthrow of the Libyan monarchy. The main event of the celebrations was to be a parade through the streets on Saturday. Thousands of people were reported to be heading for Tripoli to watch it. The bloodless revolution of September 1st 1969, was brought about by a group of nationalist army officers.

    There was a second reason for celebration - three days earlier, Libya and Egypt had signed an agreement that would merge the two countries. Representatives of the Egyptian Government and the military were present during the parade. The Egyptians, led by the Deputy Premier Dr. Abdel Kader Hatem, were spending several days in Libya, discussing the first steps of the merger.

    President Muammer Gaddafi was to have been present during the celebrations, but could not attend because he was ill. Reports said the Libyan leader had a slight indisposition, but did not specify its nature.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4Y5FK2U88W5EYL92V4H2BHRSV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Y5FK2U88W5EYL92V4H2BHRSV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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