• Short Summary

    LUXEMBOURG'S ROYAL PALACE IS CHANGING ITS GUARD -- LITERALLY. FROM TUESDAY, THE GUARD DUCAL GUARD?

  • Description

    LUXEMBOURG'S ROYAL PALACE IS CHANGING ITS GUARD -- LITERALLY. FROM TUESDAY, THE GUARD DUCAL GUARD WILL BE DISBANDED, AND THE NEW GUARD DRAWN FROM ANY UNIT OF THE ARMY.

    THE GRAND DUCAL GUARD WAS FORMED IN 1945 WITH THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROTECTING THE TINY EUROPEAN DUCHY'S RULERS. NOW ITS MEMBERS WILL BE ABSORBED INTO THE ARMY, WHICH IN TURN WILL PROVIDE THE NEW GUARD MOUNTING.

    THE CHANGE IS PART OF WHAT LUXEMBOURG MILITARY LEADERS DESCRIBE AS THEIR "RATIONALISATION PROGRAMME" TO MODERNISE THE ARMY.

    LUXEMBOURG IS A MEMBER OF THE NATO DEFENCE ALLIANCE AND HAS AN ARMY OF 5,500 INCLUDING NATIONAL SERVICE MEN. ITS ANNUAL DEFENCE AMOUNTS TO ONLY GBP 2 MILLION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABYDEGGVFM905EYVQC2OZ33CRV
    Media URN:
    VLVABYDEGGVFM905EYVQC2OZ33CRV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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