• Short Summary

    IT WAS A LONG JOURNEY - EVEN FOR A WHITE DOVE - FOR THOSE WHO STAYED THE 14-MILE COURSE IN A PEACE MARCH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH, FROM PERUGIA TO ASSISI, ITALY.

  • Description

    IT WAS A LONG JOURNEY - EVEN FOR A WHITE DOVE - FOR THOSE WHO STAYED THE 14-MILE COURSE IN A PEACE MARCH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH, FROM PERUGIA TO ASSISI, ITALY. ABOUT 1,000 STARTED, AND FOURTEEN HUNDRED FINISHED, BUT OUR CORRESPONDENT WITH THE MARCH REPORTS INFILTRATION BY COMMUNISTS AND NENNI SOCIALISTS.

    JUDGING FROM THE BANNERS DISPLAYED, IT WOULD BE HARD CORRECTLY TO ASSESS THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MARCHERS. ALL SEEMED TO WANT 'PEACE' - SOME IN ITALY, SOME AGAINST THE GERMANS, SOME FOR THE ALGERIANS IN ALGERIA. BUT THERE WERE PLACARDED EXHORTATIONS OF A MORE RECONDITE NATURE - "VEGETARIANISM IS THE FIRST STEP ON THE ROAD TO NON-VIOLENCE", - "MONEY SPENT ON ARMS SHOULD GO INSTEAD TO THE REFORM OF AGRICULTURE", - "ACTIVE NATURALISM" - AMONG OTHERS.

    AMONG THE VERBAL EXHORTATIONS IN THE PURLIEUS OF THE RUINS OF THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE HIGH ABOVE THE BIRTHPLACE OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CAME A GENTLE REMINDER FROM A LEFT-WING ROMAN CATHOLIC, PROFESSOR JEMOLO OF ROME UNIVERSITY. "WARS" HE SAID, "ARE DUE AS MUCH TO MORAL SHORTCOMINGS IN MEN AS TO ECONOMIC DETERMINATION".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACAFVDOMBNZAQ327VKMXAOE3A7
    Media URN:
    VLVACAFVDOMBNZAQ327VKMXAOE3A7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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