• Short Summary

    THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF ZANZIBAR'S REVOLUTION WAS CELEBRATED YESTERDAY, (FRIDAY), WITH A MILITARY PARADE.ON SHOW?

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    THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF ZANZIBAR'S REVOLUTION WAS CELEBRATED YESTERDAY, (FRIDAY), WITH A MILITARY PARADE.ON SHOW WERE ARMOURED VEHICLES AND FIELD GUNS SUPPLIED BY EASTERN BLOC COUNTRIES, WHICH ARE ALSO HELPING TRAIN ZANZIBAR'S ARMY.

    THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY VICE-PRESIDENT KARUME, OF TANZANIA, WHO WAS JOINED ON THE REVIEWING STAND BY THE SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT AND TANZANIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, RASHID KAWAWA.VICE-PRESIDENT KARUME, ALSO DELIVERED AN ADDRESS IN WHICH HE OUTLINED THE ACHIEVEMENTS ATTAINED BY ZANZIBAR, NOW PART OF THE FEDERATION OF TANZANIA, DURING THE PAST YEAR.

    THE ARMY ON PARADE SEEMED A FAR CRY FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY GROUP WHICH OVERTHREW THE SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR LAST YEAR.WELL DRILLED SOLDIERS CARRYING RIFLES AND SUBMARINE GUNS MARCHED BY IN CLOSE ORDER - A DRILL THAT WOULD NOT BE OUT OF PLACE IN MOSCOW'S RED SQUARE OR IN PEKING.IT HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME TIME THAT BOTH EAST GERMAN AND CHINESE MILITARY EXPERTS HAVE BEEN HELPING TRAIN TANZANIA'S ARMED FORCES.

    EARLIER IN THE WEEK, VICE-PRESIDENT KAWAWA TOLD THE PRESS IN DAR-ES-SALAAM THAT THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC HAD GIVEN TANZANIA MILITARY EQUIPMENT OF A TYPE IN SERVICE WITH CHINESE FORCES.THE GIFT INCLUDED SMALL ARMS, MACHINE GUNS AND MORTARS.HEAVIER EQUIPMENT IS ALSO THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY CHINA.

    INCLUDED IN THE PARADE WERE YOUTH GROUPS AND MEMBERS OF ZANZIBAR'S WOMEN'S ARMY.HOWEVER, THEIR ARMS WERE NOT REAL - IT WAS LATER DISCOVERED THAT THEIR 'RIFLES' WERE WOOD.OTHERS IN THE PARADE, WATCHED BY EASTERN EUROPEANS WORKING IN ZANZIBAR, CARRIED BANNERS CALLING FOR 'AFRICAN UNITY' AND AN 'END TO CAPITALISM'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Z6FPMF1GLPH2B5U95F86E43W
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Z6FPMF1GLPH2B5U95F86E43W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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