• Short Summary

    The island of Taiwan has begun a month of mourning for Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek, the Nationalist Chinese loader who died on Saturday (5 April).

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    The island of Taiwan has begun a month of mourning for Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek, the Nationalist Chinese loader who died on Saturday (5 April). He was 87.

    President Chiang had been seriously ill for three years following an attack of pneumonia in 1972. He had not been seen in public since he was sworn in for a fifth term in May of that year.

    Driven from the mainland of China in 1949 by communists under Mao Tse-tung, President Chiang still considered himself head of China's mainland population. He told the people who followed him into exile in 1949 that it would be his responsibility to take them back to the mainland.

    He was last survivor of he big four World War two leaders ... Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt.

    Within hours of his death, Yen Chia-Kan was sworn in a President. He is known to have little political ambition and it is thought that the real power will lie in the hands of the Generalissimo's son Chiang Ching Kuo who will remain as Prime Minister.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABAY7GDX5WE3U8Z1R81HEZ2EU
    Media URN:
    VLVABAY7GDX5WE3U8Z1R81HEZ2EU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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