• Short Summary

    President Sadat of Egypt became the first leader of his country to cross the Suez canal for many years on Tuesday (24 December).

  • Description

    President Sadat of Egypt became the first leader of his country to cross the Suez canal for many years on Tuesday (24 December).

    The President travelled to East Qantara to offer prayers there during the Qurban Feast. It was the first time an Egyptian President had stepped into Sinai since the area was captured by the Israelis in 1967.

    President Sadat was accompanied by some other members of the Egyptian Cabinet, including Prime Minister Abdel Aziz Higazy, Minster of the Interior, Mamdouh Salem and army personnel.

    After the service the President visited graves of martyrs and placed wreaths on them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68ASNFO86SJJQ92EX8ZQIG3AC
    Media URN:
    VLVA68ASNFO86SJJQ92EX8ZQIG3AC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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