• Short Summary

    For three hours, and eight abreast, the schoolchildren of Norway filed up the Carl Johan, Calo's main street, and past the Royal Palace, today to celebrate Norway's Independence Day.

  • Description

    For three hours, and eight abreast, the schoolchildren of Norway filed up the Carl Johan, Calo's main street, and past the Royal Palace, today to celebrate Norway's Independence Day. For the first time since his accession, the parade was 'taken' by King Olav 5th, who is seen on our film in company with Crown Princess Astrid, Crown Prince Herald, Princess Ragchild Mrs Lorentzon, and her son Prince Hakon.

    The first independent Norwegian Parliament met at Eidsvold in 1814, and dissolved Norways constitutional alliance with Denmark. For the first time for 500 years Norway was a constitutional on its own, and declared a 'fundamental law', t equivalent of a Magna Carta. May 17th, the date of the dissolution, has been celebrated over since as Norway's Independence Day, and the parade of schoolchildren on that day has become traditional. This year 50,000 took part.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA96L5G16OKW0I3LXA0D6WOY78
    Media URN:
    VLVAA96L5G16OKW0I3LXA0D6WOY78
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1958
    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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