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    IRAQ'S MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SAYS MORE THAN 25-THOUSAND IRAQIS OVER 65 HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO HELP THE COUNTRY'S WAR EFFORT. ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND VETERANS HAVE COME FORWARD IN BAGHDAD ITSELF. ON THURSDAY (20/11) SOME OF THEM WERE EXPOSED TO NEWS CAMERAMEN AS THEY QUEUED UP AT A SPECIAL RECRUITING CENTRE TO SIGN ON. THE VETERANS SEEMED SUITABLY BELLIGERENT AS THEY CHANTED PATRIOTIC SLOGANS WHILE AWAITING THEIR TURN. OFFICIALS SAY THE VETERANS WILL BE ISSUED WITH UNIFORMS AND EVEN WEAPONS IN GOOD TIME AND THEY'LL BE PUT TO WORK IN SOME FORM OF CIVIL DEFENCE. HOWEVER CORRESPONDENTS SAY IT'S DOUBTFUL THAT IRAQ'S MAINLY CONSCRIPT ARMY WILL BENEFIT FROM AN INFLUX OF SUCH WELL SEASONED CAMPAIGNERS. ALTHOUGH A NUMBER OF FORMER SOLDIERS, INCLUDING ONE BRIGADIER, ARE AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS.

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    OLD MEN HOLDING POSTERS: MEN CHANTING AND HOLDING FOSTERS AND WEAPONS WOMEN CHANTING.





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    Background: IRAQ'S MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SAYS MORE THAN 25-THOUSAND IRAQIS OVER 65 HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO HELP THE COUNTRY'S WAR EFFORT. ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND VETERANS HAVE COME FORWARD IN BAGHDAD ITSELF. ON THURSDAY (20/11) SOME OF THEM WERE EXPOSED TO NEWS CAMERAMEN AS THEY QUEUED UP AT A SPECIAL RECRUITING CENTRE TO SIGN ON. THE VETERANS SEEMED SUITABLY BELLIGERENT AS THEY CHANTED PATRIOTIC SLOGANS WHILE AWAITING THEIR TURN. OFFICIALS SAY THE VETERANS WILL BE ISSUED WITH UNIFORMS AND EVEN WEAPONS IN GOOD TIME AND THEY'LL BE PUT TO WORK IN SOME FORM OF CIVIL DEFENCE. HOWEVER CORRESPONDENTS SAY IT'S DOUBTFUL THAT IRAQ'S MAINLY CONSCRIPT ARMY WILL BENEFIT FROM AN INFLUX OF SUCH WELL SEASONED CAMPAIGNERS. ALTHOUGH A NUMBER OF FORMER SOLDIERS, INCLUDING ONE BRIGADIER, ARE AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FEF8M4EFL0MPWGY9F2ASTU4L
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FEF8M4EFL0MPWGY9F2ASTU4L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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