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    More than 100,000 Egyptians attended the ceremonial funeral in Cairo on Tuesday (28 April) of three pilots killed in recent air strikes against Israel.

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    More than 100,000 Egyptians attended the ceremonial funeral in Cairo on Tuesday (28 April) of three pilots killed in recent air strikes against Israel.

    The mourners, led by Vice-President Awnar Sadat and War Minister General Mohamed Fawzy, thronged Liberation Square as the flag-draped bodies moved in procession through the city centre. The vowed war to the death against Israel.

    Placards hoisted above the heads of the sea of mourners proclaimed "We will flight for you and Nasser". Women wept and demonstrators shouting for revenge broke police barriers to touch the coffins, borne on army vehicles behind slow-marching soldiers.

    Funerals in Egypt are traditionally the occasion for patriotic demonstrations.

    The funeral followed a week of growing Egyptian action; and only 24 hours later Israel alleged the Russian pilots were flying military missions from installations in Egypt. The Israelis claims that their fighter pilots have beard Russian pilots on radio contact in Russian with their base in Egypt.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FT6M8PK7AI7U39P3VHVGHCZZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FT6M8PK7AI7U39P3VHVGHCZZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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