• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS TRUCE TEAMS ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL HAVE BEEN MAINTAINING SUCCESSFULLY THE CEASE-FIRE THERE FOR ABOUT A WEEK.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS TRUCE TEAMS ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL HAVE BEEN MAINTAINING SUCCESSFULLY THE CEASE-FIRE THERE FOR ABOUT A WEEK. IN THE TOWN OF ISMAILIA, THE U.N. OBSERVERS PATROL SEMI-DESERTED STREETS, AND HAVE SET UP HEADQUARTERS AMONG BOMBED-OUT SHOPS AND HOUSES.

    ABOUT TEN DAYS AGO ISRAELI GUNS POUNDED ISMAILIA FROM THE EAST BANK OF THE SUEZ CANAL. THE EGYPTIANS CLAIM THAT 106 PEOPLE DIED AND 194 WERE WOUNDED IN THE ISRAELI BOMBARDMENT, DURING FIERCE AIR AND LAND CLASHES ALONG THE CANAL.

    ISMAILIA HAD A POPULATION OF 150,000 BEFORE LAST MONTH'S WAR, BUT NOW MORE THAN HALF THE POPULATION HAVE LEFT. LORRIES CRAMMED WITH FURNITURE ARE A FAMILIAR SIGHT ON ROADS LEADING OUT OF THE TOWN.

    MOST SHOPS AND HOUSES ARE BOARDED UP. FOOD VENDORS SQUAT IN THE NEARLY DESERTED SQUARES, SELLING PEARS AND MELONS TO SOLDIERS, THE U.N. TEAM, AND VISITING NEWSMEN.

    THE U.N. OBSERVERS HAVE BEEN STATIONED ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF GENERAL ODD BULL SINCE JULY 16, THE DAY AFTER THE CEASEFIRE WAS RESTORED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA51HHOIHWZW9E4YUC5239M5HLQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA51HHOIHWZW9E4YUC5239M5HLQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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