• Short Summary

    The remaining French troops based at Tananarive in the Malagasy Republic staged their last Bastille Day parade on Saturday (14 July).

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    The remaining French troops based at Tananarive in the Malagasy Republic staged their last Bastille Day parade on Saturday (14 July).

    Under a cooperation agreement signed in Paris on 4th June, all French troops on the island are to be withdrawn by the first of September, 1973. The Republic of Malagasy - formerly Madagascar - was granted independence from France in 1960.

    About four-thousand troops were based there, including sections of the French Foreign Legion. Most have been progressively moved to the island of Reunion, with only a few units left to conduct the Bastille Day parade.

    The French air base at Ivato is also being closed down, but French aircraft and ships will have unlimited landing and harbour rights in the Malagasy Republic under the cooperation agreement.

    The French strategic naval base at Diego Suarez will be maintained, with French personnel staying on for two years to train their Malagasy replacements.

    SYNOPSIS: The remaining French troops based at Tananarive in the Malagasy Republic staged the last Bastille Day parade on the island on Saturday. Under a cooperation agreement signed in Paris last month, all French troops are to be withdrawn by the first of September this year.

    The Republic of Malagasy formerly Madagascar -- was granted independence from France in 1960. About four-thousand soldiers were based there including sections of the French Foreign Legion.

    Most of the troops have been progressively moved to the island of Reunion, and just a few units Bastille Day parade. The French navel base at Diego Suarez will be maintained, but the French Air Base is being shut down. However both French ships and aircraft will have unlimited harbour and landing rights in the Malagasy Republic under the cooperation agreement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3J31O9Y84T7U2H2JO8B7SLEH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3J31O9Y84T7U2H2JO8B7SLEH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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