• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 5,000 SOUTH KOREAN SCHOOLCHILDREN MASSED IN FRONT OF THE SEOUL CITY HALL, APRIL 8, FOR A CEREMONY DESIGNED TO BEAUTIFY THEIR COUNTRY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 5,000 SOUTH KOREAN SCHOOLCHILDREN MASSED IN FRONT OF THE SEOUL CITY HALL, APRIL 8, FOR A CEREMONY DESIGNED TO BEAUTIFY THEIR COUNTRY. EACH HELD A BUNCH OF BALLOONS, TO WHICH WERE ATTACHED PACKETS OF FLOWER SEEDS, DONATED BY THE SEOUL FLOWER CLUB, ORGANISERS OF THE CAMPAIGN.

    AFTER THE SPEECH BY THE CLUB PRESIDENT, MISS BAEK BONG KIM, EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN, A SIGNAL WAS GIVEN, AND THE CHILDREN RELEASED THEIR BALLOONS INTO THE STRONG WIND, TO ACCOMPANIMENT OF LOUD CRIES OF "BANZAI".

    TWENTY-FIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLOWER SEEDS, SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR THEIR ABILITY TO GROW IN MOST SOILS, ARE CARRIED IN THE BALLOONS. THE CONTAINERS ARE SO DESIGNED AS TO ROT AFTER A SHORT WHILE, ALLOWING THE SEEDS ACCESS TO THE SOIL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5U5G3BEWJQ0MN3EYI8RAHAFSB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5U5G3BEWJQ0MN3EYI8RAHAFSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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