• Short Summary

    On the third anniversary of the Six Day War with Israel, President Nasser attended prayers in Cairo to honour Egyptian war dead.

  • Description

    On the third anniversary of the Six Day War with Israel, President Nasser attended prayers in Cairo to honour Egyptian war dead. Tens of thousands packed the streets to cheer his passage to the ancient Sayed Azeinab Mosque.

    The mood of the people was altogether different from that prevailing in the days following the June War, when President Nasser first offered to resign as leader of Egypt, then stayed on in response to popular demonstrations. Now, on the war's third anniversary there were banners among the jubilant crowds reading "Victory or Death", and a new mood of confidence prevailed.

    Egyptian newspapers have recently struck a note of increased belligerence, encouraged by reports from Tel Aviv of a heavier Israeli death toll. They have praised recent Arab commando operations across the Suez Canal, and claimed that while Israeli morale was sagging, Egyptian military potential was increasing daily.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAT67YEFCVO0TP3EQ0TUBIOO78
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT67YEFCVO0TP3EQ0TUBIOO78
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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