• Short Summary

    From coast to coast the people of the United States of America celebrated the 200th anniversary of their independence from Great Britain on Sunday (4 July).

  • Description

    From coast to coast the people of the United States of America celebrated the 200th anniversary of their independence from Great Britain on Sunday (4 July).

    SYNOPSIS: As a stately armada of tall ships sailed into New York Harbour, President Ford was speaking in Philadelphia.

    There were naval salutes, firework displays, the ringing of church bells, and the blare of military parades as Americans celebrated two hundred years of history. But by far the most impressive spectacle of the day was on the waters around New York's Manhattan Island as the tall sailing ships staged a nautical extravaganza against a backdrop of skyscrapers. The sailing ships came from 35 nations and several million people watched from the shore.

    Crowds were so heavy at one point that part of a roadway collapsed, and people who had waited hours were evacuated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ42QB9UWS1OUR2G2D6UUKN5R
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ42QB9UWS1OUR2G2D6UUKN5R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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