• Short Summary

    Lebanese War Minister, Emir Magid Arsalane (white clothes and tarbouche) and General Fouad Chehab of the Lebanese army went to Beirut airport on September 20 to receive, on behalf of the government, a batch of six planes offered by Iraq.

  • Description

    1st.
    Arrival of the Iraq Ambassador in Beirut.


    2nd.
    Arrival of EMIR MAGID ARSALANE Minister of War (white clothes and tarbouche) with the General of the Lebanese Army FOUAD CHEHAB. and both of them pass in review the soldiers.


    3rd.
    The Minister of war and the Major Chehab salute the Iraq Ambassador and the Lebanese aviators and officers.


    4th.
    All this personalities pass in review the 6 plains offered by Irak.


    5th.
    Another view of the same line.


    6th.
    Three English Officers are coming specially from London for learn to the Lebanese Aviators the study of this plain. They salute the General Chehab.


    7th.
    At the end the colours Lebanese at the door of the Military Airport in Beirut.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Lebanese War Minister, Emir Magid Arsalane (white clothes and tarbouche) and General Fouad Chehab of the Lebanese army went to Beirut airport on September 20 to receive, on behalf of the government, a batch of six planes offered by Iraq.

    Three RAF officers arrived from London to show the Lebanese how to handle and service the planes - Grumman Martlets.

    The hand-over took place in a cordial atmosphere and was attended by the Iraqi Ambassador. The three Britains salute General Chehab during the course of the hand-over.

    The planes are scarcely of strategic importance to the Lebanese, being obsolete as operation aircraft. They are of use only as trainers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93DZC3GIT1A4O3DU7CLTXN5JK
    Media URN:
    VLVA93DZC3GIT1A4O3DU7CLTXN5JK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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