• Short Summary

    KING HASSAN OF MOROCCO TOOK THE SALUTE WHEN MORE THAN 8,000 TROOPS MARCHED PAST AT A MILITARY PARADE IN MARRAKESH ON SUNDAY TO MARK THE 13TH.

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    KING HASSAN OF MOROCCO TOOK THE SALUTE WHEN MORE THAN 8,000 TROOPS MARCHED PAST AT A MILITARY PARADE IN MARRAKESH ON SUNDAY TO MARK THE 13TH. ANNIVERSARY MOROCCAN INDEPENDENCE. RUSSIAN-DESIGNED T-54 TANKS, LARGE ARMOURED TROOP CARRIERS, SCOUT CARS AND SOVIET LIGHT ARMS, DELIVERED 11 MONTHS AGO BY CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WERE DISPLAYED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE PARADE.

    THE ANNIVERSARY PARADE IS CONDUCTED EVERY YEAR IN THE PRESENCE OF THE KING, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, AND FOREIGN MILITARY OBSERVERS. THIS YEAR, THE KING'S HEIR,PRINCE SIDI MOHAMED, "PRESENTED" THE ARMY TO HIS FATHER, A CUSTOM STARTED IN THE DAYS OF THE KING'S FATHER, MOHAMED V. IN THIS YEAR'S FLY-PAST, THE PLANES WERE AMERICAN, EXCEPT FOR SOME FRENCH-BUILT FOUGA MAGISTER JET TRAINERS.

    EARLIER, KING HASSAN PROMOTED TWO BRIGADIER-GENERALS TO LIEUTENANT-GENERAL. THEY WERE THE INTERIOR MINISTER, MOHAMED OUFKIR AND DRISS BEN AOMAR ALAMI OF THE ROYAL ARMED FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EWJVOCTSSAO2CG0YSJH4RWWR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EWJVOCTSSAO2CG0YSJH4RWWR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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