• Short Summary

    In Lebanon, during a lull in the fighting yesterday (6 June), Beirut residents tried to relax and forget for a while at least, the bitter civil war.

  • Description

    In Lebanon, during a lull in the fighting yesterday (6 June), Beirut residents tried to relax and forget for a while at least, the bitter civil war.

    SYNOPSIS: Relaxation from the tensions of the conflict, is new regarded as a rare luxury, only allowed when the various warring factions agree another shaky ceasefire.

    Once, shopping in the colourful markets and bathing was regarded as part of the city's tourist routine. But the fighting has destroyed the tourist industry and reduced Beirut's reputation as the commercial centre of the Arab world, to a shattered wreck.

    Although the waterfront district was quiet on Sunday, gun battles continued elsewhere. According to Reuters, these were mainly between pro-Syrian and anti-Syrian forces who have clashed several times since the Syrian Army intervened in Lebanon last week.

    Such incidents seemed far away for those able to reach the relative peace of the waterfront. No sound of gunfire spoiled the atmosphere, recalling happier times for the troubled country. Even so, few people dared risk the dangerous journey though the divided city to the beaches.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68UIJRCFH69BDDW0OPJN8LFVF
    Media URN:
    VLVA68UIJRCFH69BDDW0OPJN8LFVF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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