• Short Summary

    In Rabat on Wednesday, (17 November) Morocco's King Hassan took the salute at a military parade marking the 16th anniversary of the declaration of independence by king Mohammed.

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    In Rabat on Wednesday, (17 November) Morocco's King Hassan took the salute at a military parade marking the 16th anniversary of the declaration of independence by king Mohammed.

    It was the first major public appearance by the armed forces since the abortive military coup against the Monarch last July.

    The parade, which was held in the palace grounds, was led by General Mohammed Oufkir, Minister of Defence and Inspector-General of the Royal Armed Forces.

    SYNOPSIS: Morocco's King Hassan arrived to take the salute at a military parade marking his country's 16th anniversary of independence in Rabat on Wednesday. It was the first major public appearance by Moroccan armed forces since the abortive coup against the Monarch last July.

    Moroccan Government officials and foreign diplomats watched as King Hassan presented general's epaulettes to Colonel Abdessaelem Sefriouri before the parade. British, French and American military personnel were also present for the march-past.

    The parade was led by General Mohamed Oufkir, Morocco's Minister of Defence and Inspector-General of the Royal Armed Forces.

    The military march-past, which was held in the palace grounds, was to celebrate the country's independence gained from France by King Mohammed. Among the many dignitaries attending the march-past were the Armed Forces' eight generals -- including the newly-promoted General Sefriouri. During last July's attempted coup, nine generals were lost in the fighting and the purge which followed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA677Y8JTDT5C5O6ASIYCU7JBA4
    Media URN:
    VLVA677Y8JTDT5C5O6ASIYCU7JBA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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