• Short Summary

    SKILLS AND THRILLS WERE THE MAIN INGREDIENTS OF AN ENTERTAINING DISPLAY GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC IN ROME'S VILLA BORGHESE GARDENS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    SKILLS AND THRILLS WERE THE MAIN INGREDIENTS OF AN ENTERTAINING DISPLAY GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC IN ROME'S VILLA BORGHESE GARDENS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). POLICE UNITS, FROM BOTH CIVIL FORCES AND THE ARMY, GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR TRAINING TO A GOOD-SIZED CROWD.

    HIGHWAY PATROLS TOOK TIME OFF FROM MORE SERIOUS DUTIES TO DEMONSTRATE TO THE PUBLIC THEIR RIDING ABILITY: THEY RODE OVER RAMPS, THROUGH FLAMING HOOPS, ACROSS A BARRIER OF BODIES, AND THEN IN FORMATION.

    LATER, MOUNTED POLICE PUT THEIR HOPES THROUGH THEIR FACES. THE POLICEMEN WERE DRESSED IN THE CHARACTERISTIC 19TH CENTURY UNIFORM OF THE CARABINIERI.

    NERVES OF STEEL WERE NEEDED BY VOLUNTEERS -- AND THE AUDIENCE WHO WERE WATCHING CLOSELY -- WHO LAID DOWN IN THE PATH OF HEAVY ARMOURED VEHICLES. BUT THE DANGEROUS DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE BERSAGLIERI WHO MANOEUVRED THEIR TANKS AROUND THE PRONE MEN WENT OFF WITHOUT INCIDENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91ZQCP9MI0NBUIX21PSSJD9NP
    Media URN:
    VLVA91ZQCP9MI0NBUIX21PSSJD9NP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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