• Short Summary

    Each year on 17 April Syrians celebrate the anniversary of the withdrawal of the last Franc soldier from their country in 1945.

  • Description

    Each year on 17 April Syrians celebrate the anniversary of the withdrawal of the last Franc soldier from their country in 1945.

    This year, on the eve of the anniversary, hundreds of people -- including a large number of students -- paraded through the streets of Damascus. They carried banners and large pictures of President Assad, and bands played national music.

    The French mandate in Syria ended in 1946 after more than 25 years. Feelings ran so high towards the end of this period that disturbances which broke out at the time ended only after Britain sent in troops and French troops and officials were withdrawn. The British troops pulled out in 1946 and Syria became fully independent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAST9DH7U5NC1ETJDBBQ7RV5HF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAST9DH7U5NC1ETJDBBQ7RV5HF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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