• Short Summary

    The tenth anniversary of the National Liberation Front's Revolution was marked in Aden, capital of the People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen, by a military parade on Sunday (October 14).

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    The tenth anniversary of the National Liberation Front's Revolution was marked in Aden, capital of the People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen, by a military parade on Sunday (October 14). Celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Imamate in neighbouring North Yemen had been held on September 26th.

    Contingents from the armed forces, people's police, people's militia and students of military institutes took part in the parade. Many of them were women and children. Abdel Fattah Ismail, Secretary General of the National Liberation Front (NLF) Government, made a speech in which he said the South Yemen was ready to help their Arab comrades in the Middle East War. He also exhorted the armed forces to support the leadership of the National Liberation Front against attempts to sabotage their achievements.

    The South Yemen army is estimated at around 10,000. In recent years, it has most often been employed in border conflicts with the North Yemen, but the two countries have now agreed to a unification plan. South Yemen was a British colony until 1967, but it now receives the major part of its military aid from the Soviet Union.

    SYNOPSIS: Officials of the People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen and foreign diplomats gathered at Gamal camp in Aden on October 14th, to hear the Secretary General of the National Liberation front (NLF) Government, Abdel Fattah Ismail. He was addressing participants in a military parade to mark the tenth anniversary of the National Liberation Front's Revolution.

    Contingents from the armed forces, people's police, people's militia and students of military institutes took part in the parade. The strength of the armed forces is estimated at around ten thousand.

    In recent years they have been most often employed in border conflicts with troops of the North Yemen. But the two countries signed a unification agreement in 1972, which should result in their total merger early next year.

    Abdel Fattah Ismail and his colleagues -- the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Presidential Council -- welcomed delegates from North Yemen to the parade. On September 26th South Yemen held a public holiday to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Imamate in North Yemen.

    Abdel fattah Isamail told the military contingents that South Yemen stood firmly with its Arab comrades in their struggle with Israel. He instructed them to give every support to the country's government and to further the cause of revolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7D9RPS9EKL4P3JLNDK7XT3I88
    Media URN:
    VLVA7D9RPS9EKL4P3JLNDK7XT3I88
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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