• Short Summary

    DELEGATIONS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, CHINA AND SEVERAL EAST EUROPEAN AND ARAB COUNTRIES WERE AMONG THE OBSERVERS WHEN ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) LED HIS COUNTRY IN CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UPRISING AGAINST THE FRENCH.

  • Description

    DELEGATIONS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, CHINA AND SEVERAL EAST EUROPEAN AND ARAB COUNTRIES WERE AMONG THE OBSERVERS WHEN ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) LED HIS COUNTRY IN CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UPRISING AGAINST THE FRENCH.

    THE OCCASION WAS MARKED BY A LARGE-SCALE YOUTH AND MILITARY PARADE IN ALGIERS.

    THERE WERE NO SURPRISES IN THE MILITARY PARADE. MOST OF THE EQUIPMENT ON DISPLAY WAS SOVIET-MADE, INCLUDING TANKS, GROUND-TO-AIR MISSILES AND MIG 19 AND 21 JET FIGHTERS.

    FOLLOWING THE MARCH-PAST BY ARMED FORCES, THERE WAS A CONVOY OF DECORATED FLOATS, WITH TABLEAUS DEPICTING ALL 15 DEPARTMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

    DELEGATIONS FROM 32 GOVERNMENTS, PARTIES AND MILITARY ORGANISATIONS HAD BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND THE PARADE. BESIDES THE SOVIET AND CHINESE REPRESENTATIVES, THERE WERE OBSERVERS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM'S NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT AND FROM AL FATAH, THE PALESTINIAN NATIONALIST ORGANISATION.

    DURING HIS SPEECH AT THE PARADE, PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE PLEDGED FULL SUPPORT FOR THE PALESTINIAN COMMANDOS, AND DECLARED THAT THEIR ENEMIES WERE ALSO THE ENEMIES OF ALGERIA. BUT HE MADE NO SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO THE MIDDLE EAST'S LATEST CRISIS AREA, THE LEBANON.

    DIPLOMATIC SOURCES STATED THAT A LEBANESE DELEGATION HAD BEEN INVITED TO THE PARADE, BUT WAS UNABLE TO COME BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABG5ECAEZW2YPJ90P0PRFEUZ8O
    Media URN:
    VLVABG5ECAEZW2YPJ90P0PRFEUZ8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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