• Short Summary

    Syria's president Hafez El Assad pressed a button on Wednesday (4 July) at Medinat Al Thawra, and thousands of cubes of cement were hurled into the mighty Euphrates River.

  • Description

    1.
    MV Officials PAN guard of honour
    0.11

    2.
    MV Officials inspect guard
    0.19

    3.
    GV Flag flying
    0.27

    4.
    TV PAN Over site of dam
    0.34

    5.
    GV.LV Dam under construction (2 shots)
    0.45

    6.
    GV Euphrates
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    7.
    GV Dam under construction (2 shots)
    0.58

    8.
    SV Lorries along road
    1.05

    9.
    GV, LV Bulldozers pushing rocks into river (2 shots)
    1.20



    Initials SGM/0042 SGM/0131


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Syria's president Hafez El Assad pressed a button on Wednesday (4 July) at Medinat Al Thawra, and thousands of cubes of cement were hurled into the mighty Euphrates River.

    The massive new dam is being built with Soviet help and money. It's been built in the heart of the Syrian river, and will help meet Syria's power and irrigation needs for the next 25 years.

    In a speech at the ceremony, the president said that the new Euphrates dam would remain a symbol of friendship between the Arab and Soviet people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YZVC28AT4WN3NQG8PHAQ63WG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YZVC28AT4WN3NQG8PHAQ63WG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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