• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY STUDENTS, MOST FROM EUROPE, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BEGAN WORKING ON FARMS IN THE JORDAN VALLEY, NEAR THE CEASEFIRE LINE BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL.

  • Description

    ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY STUDENTS, MOST FROM EUROPE, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BEGAN WORKING ON FARMS IN THE JORDAN VALLEY, NEAR THE CEASEFIRE LINE BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL.

    THE VISITING STUDENTS, 130 BOYS AND 20 GIRLS, ARE TO SPEND THREE WEEKS IN THE DISTRICT, GIVING FOUR HOURS EACH DAY TO FARM DUTIES.

    REPORTS FROM THE AREA SAY THAT AS A RESULT OF THE CONFLICT FARMS HAVE BECOME RUN DOWN, AND SOME ARE FACING DERELICTION.

    THE VISITING STUDENTS ARE WORKING ONLY TWO KILOMETRES (TWO MILES) FROM THE CEASEFIRE LINE. THEY ARE FROM BRITAIN, FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM AND ITALY. JORDANIAN STUDENTS ARE ALSO TAKING PART IN THE VOLUNTARY VENTURE.

    SHORTLY AFTER THE STUDENTS ARRIVED YESTERDAY THEY WERE VISITED BY PRINCE RA'AD ZEID, DIRECTOR OF THE JORDANIAN YOUTH DEPARTMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB7CULY1577MLTZT22ANPFRZ9X
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7CULY1577MLTZT22ANPFRZ9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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