• Short Summary

    A new issue of post stamps and a giant parade in Bloemfontein, S.Africa May 31?

  • Description

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    LV Festival Post Office
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    GV People queue outside
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    STV PAN..People in post office, PAN TO counter
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    SCU Clerk franks festival stamps
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    SV People buy festival stamps
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    SCU PAN..Portraits of African Premier from 1910-1960 on stamp
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    GV Procession in Festival Stadium
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    SV Flags of various countries.
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    SV Tableau 'Horn of Plenty'
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    SCU People in ostrich costume
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    SV Spectators
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    SV People in procession carry balloons
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    SCU PAN..Girls dance in Spanish costumes
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    LV Train and carriages in procession
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    LV Tableau South African railways
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    SV Spectators
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    LV Fly past by SAAF
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    LV DITTO
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    LV Various tableaus
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    SV spectators
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    GV PAN..Drum major and girls in procession
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    SCU DITTO
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    LV PAN..Balloons released from stadium
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    GV Spectators
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    Initials JRG/S/WS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new issue of post stamps and a giant parade in Bloemfontein, S.Africa May 31 celebrated the climax of the Union's Fiftieth Birthday celebrations May 31.

    The design of the stamps remained secret until their issue and Post offices were busy with queues of buyers. The stamps commemorate all prime ministers of the Union.

    The parade was in the City Stadium where Dr. Verwoerd made his first public appearance since the attempt on his life 7 weeks ago.

    Balloons, fancy dress, bands, pretty girls and a fly past highlighted the colour and action of the pageant under its theme "Fifty Golden Years".

    In his Union Festival speech Dr. Verwoerd said he was convinced S.Africa would become a republic - remaining friendly to Britain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UQNQP7TSMHEICHPWWP5I3DUK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UQNQP7TSMHEICHPWWP5I3DUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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