• Short Summary

    A HUGE AND COLOURFUL PARADE IN SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY MARKED THE FOUNDATION 21 YEARS AGO OF THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMED FORCES.

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    A HUGE AND COLOURFUL PARADE IN SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY MARKED THE FOUNDATION 21 YEARS AGO OF THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMED FORCES.

    AS THE MILITARY PROCESSION WOUND THROUGH STREETS OF THE CITY UNDER SHOWERS OF CONFETTI AND TICKER-TAPE, MANY OF THE SOLDIERS WERE GARLANDED BY SOUTH KOREA'S LEADING MOVIE STARS.

    THE BUILD-UP OF SOUTH KOREA'S ARMED FORCES FOLLOWED INCREASED COMMUNIST ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND INFILTRATION FROM THE NORTH. MOST OF THE ARM'S EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONS COME FROM THE UNITED STATES, WHICH RECENTLY GAVE A SQUADRON OF PHANTOM JETS TO THE SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE.

    ADDRESSING THE PARADE, PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK DECLARED THAT SHOULD NORTH KOREA LAUNCH ANOTHER WAS AS IT DID IN JUNE 1950, SOUTH KOREA WOULD FIGHT IT OUT TO PAVE THE WAY FOR "NATIONAL REUNIFICATIONS."
    THE PRESIDENT CHARGED THAT NORTH KOREA HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR WAR DURING THE PAST DECADE TO REUNIFY THE COUNTRY BY COMMUNISING SOUTH KOREA IN THE 1970S.

    PRESIDENT PARK, WHO IS SEEKING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION IN 1971 AT THE END OF HIS CURRENT SECOND TERM IN OFFICE, SAID THE 1970S WOULD BE A PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION FOR SELF-SUPPORT AND PROSPERITY IN SOUTH KOREA AND CAMPAIGN FOR SURVIVAL AND REUNIFICATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACC08RJUI2SMCTB5AQKBO8C26
    Media URN:
    VLVACC08RJUI2SMCTB5AQKBO8C26
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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