• Short Summary

    A mass meeting was held today in Baghdad's Scouts field, to celebrate the 1920 Iraqi revolution against the British.

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    First thirty feet contains establishing shots of meeting



    First speaker: Naji Yousif of the National Democratic Party (several shots) People applauding



    Second speaker: Abdul Qadir Ismail, Iraqi Communist Party (several shots) People cheering



    Third speaker Hamza Abdullah, Kurdish Democratic Party (several shots) People



    Fourth speaker: Abound Zalzala, independent (several shots) crowds



    Fifth speaker: Kadim Fahroud, Farmers Union (several shots) crowd




    Initials


    NOTE TO TONY WHYTE:
    Just arrived Baghdad where I am staying at the New Baghdad Hotel. I have contacted Al Kabbany and he will help me to get the material we want. So far we are alone but I expect a crowd to arrive before the 14th of July. All the best

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A mass meeting was held today in Baghdad's Scouts field, to celebrate the 1920 Iraqi revolution against the British. An estimated crowd of seven thousand attended the rally and lessoned to several speakers that took turn on the stand. The committee organizing the meeting issued a statement calls on the people to attend as "a debt of decency on the neck of every citizen". The committee included members of the Democratic Party, Iraqi Communist Party and the Kurdish Democratic Party.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TRO6FSJYF4JQIAZH2PEWKMD5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TRO6FSJYF4JQIAZH2PEWKMD5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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