• Short Summary

    ISRAELI AUTHORITIES YESTERDAY (OCTOBER 13) RETURNED THE BODIES OF TWO EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS TO EGYPTIANS LINES.

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  • Description

    ISRAELI AUTHORITIES YESTERDAY (OCTOBER 13) RETURNED THE BODIES OF TWO EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS TO EGYPTIANS LINES.

    THE SOLDIERS WERE KILLED IN AN ENCOUNTER WITH AN ISRAELI PATROL ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 8TH, SOUTH OF LAKE TIMSAH. THEY WERE RETURNED TO THE EGYPTIANS AT THE SHELL-BATTERED TOWN OF EL KANTARA, WHICH BORDERS ON THE SUEZ CANAL.

    THE TRANSFER WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS.

    AS IN ALL EXCHANGES OF THIS KIND, THE BODIES WERE HANDED OVER WITH FULL MILITARY CEREMONY. A GUARD OF HONOUR PRESENTED ARMS AS THE TWO PLAIN WOODEN COFFINS WERE CARRIED FROM AN ISRAELI TRUCK TO A WAITING EGYPTIAN BOAT, WHICH TOOK THEM ACROSS TO THE WESTERN BANK OF THE CANAL.

    ONE OF THE BUILDINGS THE FUNERAL PROCESSION PASSED ON ITS WAY THROUGH EL KANTARA WAS THE RUINED UNITED NATIONS MISSION HEADQUARTERS.

    THROUGHOUT THE RETURN, LOOKOUT FROM BOTH SIDES PEERED WARILY FROM THEIR POSITIONS. BUT THE TEMPORARY CEASE-FIRE WHICH NORMALLY ACCOMPANIES THESE OCCASIONS WAS BROKEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAUVEQXUDQBLS42OIE5MOAZT4J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUVEQXUDQBLS42OIE5MOAZT4J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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