• Short Summary

    FOR THE CHILDREN OF TURKEY, APRIL 23RD IS A GREAT DAY. THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ON?

  • Description

    FOR THE CHILDREN OF TURKEY, APRIL 23RD IS A GREAT DAY. THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ON THAT DATE EVERY YEAR THEY ARE GIVEN A SCHOOL HOLIDAY, AN EVENT THEY ACCEPT WITH THE EXPECTED ENTHUSIASM.

    THE DAY MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING AT ANKARA IN 1920 OF THE FIRST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, TURKEY'S PARLIAMENT WHICH WAS TO TRANSFORM THE NATION OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS FROM A MEDIEVAL ORIENTAL EMPIRE TO A MODERN SECULAR STATE. ITS PRESIDENT WAS MUSTAFA KEMAL PASHA, LATER TO BECOME KEMAL ATTATURK.

    CENTRE OF THE FESTIVITIES WAS ISTANBUL WHERE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN CELEBRATED WITH A GIANT PARADE. BOYS AND GIRLS OF ALL AGES MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE MUSIC OF MILITARY BANDS, CARRYING FLAGS AND PORTRAITS OF ATTATURK. SOME WORE TURKISH NATIONAL COSTUME, OTHERS THE UNIFORMS OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS AND SCOUT GROUPS. YOUNGER BROTHERS AND SISTERS LINED THE ROUTE TO APPLAUD WITH THEIR PARENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5P1UEFEUGZ0UN6Q9GKF1YSFL9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P1UEFEUGZ0UN6Q9GKF1YSFL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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