• Short Summary

    UGANDANS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUNTRY BECOMING A REPUBLIC WITH MILITARY PARADES AND SPEECHES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY -- IN THE CAPITAL, KAMPALA, VICE-PRESIDENT JOHN BABIIHA REVIEWED THE PARADES AND READ A SPEECH FROM PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE WHO WAS IN ADDIS ABABA FOR THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT.

  • Description

    UGANDANS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUNTRY BECOMING A REPUBLIC WITH MILITARY PARADES AND SPEECHES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY -- IN THE CAPITAL, KAMPALA, VICE-PRESIDENT JOHN BABIIHA REVIEWED THE PARADES AND READ A SPEECH FROM PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE WHO WAS IN ADDIS ABABA FOR THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT.

    IN THE MORNING, THE VICE-PRESIDENT -- ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH-RANKING GOVERNMENT MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC OFFICIALS -- WENT TO THE KOKOLO AIRSTRIP FOR A MARCH PAST BY UNITS OF THE UGANDA ARMY. THE SPOT WHERE THE PARADE WAS HELD WAS WHERE THE INSTRUMENTS OF INDEPENDENCE WERE HANDED OVER THE UGANDA BY GREAT BRITAIN IN 1962. ALTHOUGH UGANDA GAINED INDEPENDENCE THAT YEAR -- IT DID NOT DECLARE ITSELF A REPUBLIC UNTIL 1967.

    LATER THE ARMY UNITS MARCHED FOUR MILES THROUGH KAMPALA, WATCHED BY THE CROWDS WHICH LINED THEIR ROUTE.

    IN THE AFTERNOON, THE OFFICIAL PARTY MOVED TO ENTEBBE AIRPORT WHERE THERE WAS ANOTHER DISPLAY BY THE UGANDAN ARMED FORCES. AMONG THOSE WHO WERE INSPECTED BY VICE-PRESIDENT BABIIHA WERE UNITS OF THE PARATROOP REGIMENT.

    LATER, CULMINATING THE PARADE, THE VICE-PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY WATCHED A FLY-PAST BY JETS OF THE UGANDA AIR FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2HRBZ7Q6EAZRD5E5QXOHZRAC
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2HRBZ7Q6EAZRD5E5QXOHZRAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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