• Short Summary

    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MARKED THE THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS REVOLUTION WITH A HUGE DISPLAY OF MILITARY MIGHT JUST OUTSIDE CAIRO.

  • Description

    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MARKED THE THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS REVOLUTION WITH A HUGE DISPLAY OF MILITARY MIGHT JUST OUTSIDE CAIRO. THE DISPLAY CAME HOURS AFTER A STERN WARNING TO SAUDI ARABIA BY PRESIDENT NASSER, WARNING OF A POSSIBLE ARMED CLASH BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IF THE PEACE TALKS OVER THE YEMEN FAILED.

    ALMOST ALL THE HEAVY ARMAMENTS ON SHOW WERE OF RUSSIAN MANUFACTURE, AND SHOWN IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME WERE THE 'KOMAR' SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES DESIGNED FOR FIRING FROM SMALL PATROL BOATS. TWO-STAGE MISSILES OF U.A.R. MANUFACTURE WERE ALSO SHOWN.

    THE PARADE WAS HEADED BY A UNIT FROM THE CAMEL CORPS AND FOLLOWED BY FORMATION OF PARATROOPERS, OFFICER CADETS AND NAVAL PERSONNEL - ALL PASSING BY THE REVIEWING STAND AT A PERFECTLY-DRILLED TROT.

    AN ESTIMATED CROWD OF 300,000 RESERVED THEIR LOUDEST CHEERS FOR THE COLUMNS OF TANKS AND ARMOURED VEHICLES. THERE WERE ABOUT 150 TANKS, INCLUDING T-54'S AND OTHERS MOUNTING TWIN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS, FOLLOWED BY TRACKED VEHICLES DRAWING A NEW HEAVY FIELDGUN.

    OVERHEAD, TWO HUNDRED AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS OF THE U.A.R. AIRFORCE FLEW PAST. ALSO SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME WERE RUSSIAN-BUILT MI-6 HELICOPTERS CAPABLE OF CARRYING 80 FULLY-ARMED TROOPS. ALSO SHOWN (BUT NOT ON FILM) WAS THE U.A.R. BUILT HA-300 SUPERSONIC INTERCEPTOR WHICH HAS BEEN FITTED WITH BRITISH BRISTOL-ORPHEUS ENGINES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8OYZ5T00RUVEJ0M8P6GPMVMEN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OYZ5T00RUVEJ0M8P6GPMVMEN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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