• Short Summary

    GREAT CROWDS PACKED THE SCOUTS' SQUARE IN BAGHDAD APRIL 29 WHEN GENERAL ABDUL KARIM KASSEM, THE IRAQI PRIME MINISTER AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, OFFICIALLY OPENED THE ANNUAL ARMY SPORTS WEEK.

  • Description

    GREAT CROWDS PACKED THE SCOUTS' SQUARE IN BAGHDAD APRIL 29 WHEN GENERAL ABDUL KARIM KASSEM, THE IRAQI PRIME MINISTER AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, OFFICIALLY OPENED THE ANNUAL ARMY SPORTS WEEK.

    THE IRAQI LEADER TOOK THE SALUTE AS SOME 1500 ATHLETES FROM THE ARMED SERVICES MARCHED SMARTLY BY FOLLOWED BY MOTOR-CYCLISTS BEARING THE NATIONAL FLAG. AN IMPRESSIVE GYMNASTIC DISPLAY FOLLOWED.

    DURING A SPEECH ON THIS FIRST DAY GENERAL KASSEM SAID: "PEACE BE WITH YOU VALIANT ARMY MEN WHO HAVE VOWED TO OFFER YOUR BLOOD, YOUR LIVES AND YOUR PROPERTY FOR THE SAKE OF THE PEOPLE AND OF THE HOMELAND, PEACE WITH YOU MEN OF SPORTS, MEN OF STRENGTH AND OF EXERCISES TO ADJUST YOUR BODES AND YOUR SOULS FOR SERVING RIGHT AND FOR ELEVATING THE STANDING OF THE PEOPLE AND THE HOMELAND."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70DQGVSTV00D2RQ879F7DK7D6
    Media URN:
    VLVA70DQGVSTV00D2RQ879F7DK7D6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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