• Short Summary

    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and leading members of his Cabinet visited the port of Alexandria on Monday (24 June) to pay tribute to the part played by the Egyptian navy in the Middle East conflict last October.

  • Description

    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and leading members of his Cabinet visited the port of Alexandria on Monday (24 June) to pay tribute to the part played by the Egyptian navy in the Middle East conflict last October.

    The President attended a special ceremony and handed out gallantry awards. He was greeted with a 21 gun salute and fanfare of ships' sirens.

    In a brief speech, he said the battle against Israel would not be over until all occupied territories were liberated. He saluted the "Syrian brothers" and all other Arab countries which fought side by side with the Egyptians or helped the Egyptian war effort.

    After the ceremonies ashore, the President and his party boarded a luxury launch which took them to the waiting destroyer, "Suez", in Alexandria harbour.

    Then for almost two hours, the President reviewed the Egyptian fleet, which put on a spectacular "Sailpast". While the President watched from the bridge, troop carriers, submarines, destroyers, and torpedo and missile boats sailed by. Helicopters and jet fighters flew overhead.

    President Sadat -- dressed in naval whites -- reportedly looked fit and relaxed. He hatted with the officers of the "Suez" and was obviously well informed about the facts and figures of the vessels which passed in review.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0CCNB81N74UCNLPZPPJ21V5S
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0CCNB81N74UCNLPZPPJ21V5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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