• Short Summary

    Dozens of Egyptian soldiers were given a heroes welcome when they returned to the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria from the front lines on Monday (February 18).

  • Description

    Dozens of Egyptian soldiers were given a heroes welcome when they returned to the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria from the front lines on Monday (February 18).

    The Soldiers were on their way home after being withdrawn from the front ???nes under the disengagement agreement between Israel and Egypt.

    Some were from the Egyptian Second and Third Armies, which crossed the Suez Canal and penetrated the Israeli-occupied Sinai Desert in the October war last year.

    The soldiers were greeted by Arab and foreign diplomats and the Governor of Alexandria, Abdel Minaam Wahbi, who presented them with the City's flag.

    Thousands of people turned out to cheer the soldiers as they rode through the city in a motorcade.

    Israel was dua to complete its withdrawal from the West Bank of the Suez Canal on Wednesday (20 February). The Egyptian Second and Third Armies have ???een thinning their ranks to the agreed level on the Suez Canal Est Bank -- 7,000 men and thirty tanks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALRTB1JS6Q59BXISWNCT50AJL
    Media URN:
    VLVAALRTB1JS6Q59BXISWNCT50AJL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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