• Short Summary

    Armoured troop carriers moved into positions around the riot-torn city of Reggio Calabria on Thursday (18 February) as police mounted a military-style operation to crush rebel strongpoints in a barricaded working-class district.

  • Description

    Armoured troop carriers moved into positions around the riot-torn city of Reggio Calabria on Thursday (18 February) as police mounted a military-style operation to crush rebel strongpoints in a barricaded working-class district. The troop carriers were requested in an effort to stamp out violent protests over the city's failure to be named capital of the Calabria region in the "toe" of Italy.

    This film was shot by VISNEWS cameraman Enzo di Giambattista who has been covering the situation in Reggio leading up to the crucial decision on Tuesday (16 February) to make neighbouring Catanzaro provincial capital. The coverage was shown on the Eurovision news exchange through the Italian Television network in Rome and was telerecorded in London for service.

    There is natural sound throughout the film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA4RJT5WD8D5ZEIIVZI0KIQ8Y4
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4RJT5WD8D5ZEIIVZI0KIQ8Y4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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