• Short Summary

    President Park Chung-hee of South Korea reviewed troops and military equipment in Seoul on Tuesday (nd October) during his country's Armed Forces Day -- the highlight of South Korea's official annual schedule.

  • Description

    President Park Chung-hee of South Korea reviewed troops and military equipment in Seoul on Tuesday (nd October) during his country's Armed Forces Day -- the highlight of South Korea's official annual schedule.

    The President toured the parade ground in an open car past serrxied ranks of infantry, women's corps and ski-troops, and then watched from the review-stand as troops, tanks, armoured vehicles and missiles rolled and marched by accompanied by martial music and cannon salutes.

    Units from South Korcan paratroop and Air Force division gave displays of formation parachuting and plying while troops and civilians in the grandstands provided card-displays showing Korean armed forces emblems.

    During a speech given later int he day the President defended the sterner aspects of his regime as necessary int he "North Korean Communists' schemes for communising the South".

    The Day was celebrating the 26th Anniversary of the South Korean armed forces, and fell on the same day as Peking celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA1JMVPXFGM0KWS0568BM8W0UU
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1JMVPXFGM0KWS0568BM8W0UU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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