• Short Summary

    BELGIAN TROOPS PARADED THROUGH OSTEND TODAY (THURSDAY) THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL DAY -- AS HEAVY RAIN DRENCHED THE CITY.

  • Description

    BELGIAN TROOPS PARADED THROUGH OSTEND TODAY (THURSDAY) THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL DAY -- AS HEAVY RAIN DRENCHED THE CITY. KING BAUDOUIN TOOK THE SALUTE.

    WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE SO BAD IN OSTEND THAT A PARADE OF NAVY VESSELS ON THE HARBOUR, PLANNED FOR THE AFTERNOON, HAD TO BE CANCELLED. QUEEN FABIOLA, WHO IS ILL, WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE MILITARY PARADE.

    NATIONAL DAY PARADES USUALLY TAKE PLACE IN BRUSSELS BUT IT WAS HELD IN OSTEND THIS YEAR DUE TO THE NUMBER OF ROADWORKS AT PRESENT BEING UNDERTAKEN IN THE BELGIAN CAPITAL.

    THE MARCHERS THIS YEAR INCLUDED AFRICAN TROOPS AND BELGIAN PARATROOPS, MANY OF WHOM HAVE SEEN ACTION IN KOREA AND THE CONGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAANATPN0TO85NS1FN60M9MSR0S
    Media URN:
    VLVAANATPN0TO85NS1FN60M9MSR0S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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