• Short Summary

    PEKING TELEVISION HAS RELEASED THIS FILM OF CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG'S SWIM IN THE YANGTZE ON JULY 16TH.

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    PEKING TELEVISION HAS RELEASED THIS FILM OF CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG'S SWIM IN THE YANGTZE ON JULY 16TH. THE OFFICIAL COMMENTARY SUPPLIED WITH THE FILM SAYS THAT THE SWIM TOOK PLACE AT WUHAN, AND THAT CHAIRMAN MAO STAYED IN THE WATER FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR AND COVERED A DISTANCE OF 15 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 9 MILES).

    PEKING TELEVISION SAID CHAIRMAN MAO'S SWIM TOOK PLACE IN THE PRESENCE OF
    DELEGATES TO THE AFRO-ASIAN WRITER'S EMERGENCY MEETING. SOME 5,000 SWIMMERS HAD GATHERED TO TAKE PART IN THE 11TH CROSS-YANGTZE SWIMMING COMPETITION, FOLLOWING THE COURSE CHARTED BY CHAIRMAN MAO WHEN HE SWAM THE RIVER 10 YEARS AGO.

    THE OFFICIAL COMMENTARY SAYS: "THE YANGTZE WAS IN SPATE, ITS CURRENT WAS SWIFT AND THE ROLLING WAVES POUNDED THE SHORES. SWIMMING IN THE VAST RIVER, CHAIRMAN MAO SOMETIMES MADE HIS WAY THROUGH THE TURBULENT WATERS BY SIDE-STROKING AND SOMETIMES HE FLOATED ON HIS BACK LOOKING AT THE AZURE SKY." CONTINUING, THE COMMENTARY SAYS:"CLOSE BY HIS SIDE WERE COMRADE WANG JEN-CHUNG, 2ND SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL SOUTH CHINA BUREAU OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AND FIRST SECRETARY OF THE HUPEH PROVINCIAL PARTY COMMITTEE, AND A GROUP
    OF ROBUST YOUTHS. "ALONG THE RIVER BANKS," SAYS THE COMMENTARY, "THE CHEERS OF 'LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN MAO' LASTED OVER FOUR HOURS".

    PEKING TELEVISION SAYS THE CHILDREN'S SWIMMING CONTINGENT WAS MADE UP OVER 200 PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS, MOST OF THEM YOUNG PIONEERS FROM EIGHT TO 14 YEARS OLD.

    "BREASTING THE WAVES AND SWIMMING VIGOROUSLY ONWARD", SAYS THE OFFICIAL
    COMMENTARY, "THEY DEMONSTRATE THE DAUNTLESS, REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT OF RED YOUNGSTERS IN MAO TSE-TUNG'S ERA."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3GMTHLITWZ9NLLAT306MOD8N
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3GMTHLITWZ9NLLAT306MOD8N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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