• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING EGYPT'S DEFEAT IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR AND THE CONSEQUENT SHAKE-UP OF ITS MILITARY COMMAND, A NEW CIVILIAN MILITIA -- CALLED THE NATIONAL RESISTANCE -- HAS BEEN FORMED.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING EGYPT'S DEFEAT IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR AND THE CONSEQUENT SHAKE-UP OF ITS MILITARY COMMAND, A NEW CIVILIAN MILITIA -- CALLED THE NATIONAL RESISTANCE -- HAS BEEN FORMED. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF ARMY OFFICERS, THE MILITIA IS GIVEN TRAINING WITH MODERN AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND SMOKE GRENADES.

    ON SATURDAY IN CAIRO'S TAHRIR SQUARE, UNITS OF NATIONAL RESISTANCE HELD A FULL-SCALE MOCK BATTLE, USING AUTOMATIC RIFLES AND SMOKE GRENADES.

    ALL ROUND THE SQUARE, SANDBAGGED DUGOUTS AND TRENCHES HAVE BEEN PREPARED AND ARE USED BY THE UNIFORMED MILITIA.

    LARGE NUMBERS OF STUDENTS HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR THE MILITIA UNITS AND HAVE BEEN RECEIVING TRAINING DURING THEIR SUMMER VACATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAU0QFECI97LC9GHLKGZUE4ZQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAU0QFECI97LC9GHLKGZUE4ZQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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