• Short Summary

    President Eduardo Frei of Chile drove through Santiago in a horse-drawn coach in the parade which marked the 160th anniversary of the country's independence.

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    President Eduardo Frei of Chile drove through Santiago in a horse-drawn coach in the parade which marked the 160th anniversary of the country's independence. Units of the Chilean army, navy and air force took part in the parade.

    President Frei, whose term of office ends in November, chose the occasion of the Independence Day celebrations to stress the army's role in the life of the nation. It was, he said, the country's greatest guarantee of progress in freedom and of its evolution in accordance with the dignity of the human person. President Frei, who is a Christian Democrat, is to be succeeded in November by President-elect Salvador Allende, who is a Marxist. Allende's supporters say they are prepared to fight to ensure that he takes office.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZQJ4ZV295CHB0URHE3R9KEP9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZQJ4ZV295CHB0URHE3R9KEP9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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