• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) ON A SURPRISE VISIT TO HIS COUNTRY'S INJURED ATHLETIC STAR, ABEBE BIKILA.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) ON A SURPRISE VISIT TO HIS COUNTRY'S INJURED ATHLETIC STAR, ABEBE BIKILA. EMPEROR SELASSIE FLEW FROM GENEVA, WHERE HE HAD BEEN ATTENDING THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION MEETING.

    EMPEROR SELASSIE SPENT FIVE HOURS IN ENGLAND BEFORE RETURNING TO GENEVA. HE DROVE STRAIGHT FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE STOKE MANDEVILLE PARAPLEGIC HOSPITAL IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, WHERE OLYMPIC MARATHON STAR, ABEBE BIKILA IS UNDERGOING TREATMENT. WHILE AT THE HOSPITAL, THE EMPEROR ALSO VISITED TWO OTHER ETHIOPIAN PATIENTS.

    BIKILA WAS INJURED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN MID-MARCH THIS YEAR AND HAS SINCE BEEN UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR PARTIAL PARALYSIS. THIRTY-SIX YEAR OLD BIKILA WON THE OLYMPIC MARATHON IN BOTH 1960 AND 1964. HE TRAINED FOR THE MEXICO OLYMPICS BUT WAS FORCED TO WITHDRAW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6RQ00IT0B35RE3OP1YAWOJPQ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RQ00IT0B35RE3OP1YAWOJPQ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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