• Short Summary

    THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL FOUR-DAY MARCHES ENDED AT NIJMEGEN IN THE NETHERLANDS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE MARCHES?

  • Description

    THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL FOUR-DAY MARCHES ENDED AT NIJMEGEN IN THE NETHERLANDS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE MARCHES ARE ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS LEAGUE FOR PHYSICAL CULTURE AND THEIR OBJECT IS TO ENCOURAGE MEN AND WOMEN IN BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY LIFE TO TRAIN THEMSELVES IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO WALK CONSIDERABLE DISTANCES REGULARLY WITHOUT ENDANGERING THEIR HEALTH.

    THERE IS NO COMPETITION INVOLVED IN THE MARCHES. THE REGULATIONS SET DOWN A SCALE OF DISTANCES TO BE COVERED DAILY BY THE PARTICIPANTS. THESE INCLUDE FIGURES SUCH AS 30KM (18 1/2 MILES) FOR WOMEN BORN BEFORE 1908, AND FOR MEN BORN BEFORE 1894. AT THE OTHER END OF THE SCALE COME MEN AGED BETWEEN 19 AND 49 WHO ARE EXPECTED TO COVER 55KM (34 MILES).

    THIS YEAR PARTICIPANTS FROM MANY COUNTRIES WERE TAKING PART. ALTOGETHER TEN THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN JOINED THE MARCHES, THE BIGGEST CONTINGENT COMING FROM SWITZERLAND WITH 600 MILITARY PERSONNEL AND 300 CIVILIANS. OTHER COUNTRIES REPRESENTED INCLUDED THE UNITED STATES, THE NETHERLANDS, BRITAIN, AND CANADA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UKV4JX9YIESXG95GED2FBW9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UKV4JX9YIESXG95GED2FBW9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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