• Short Summary

    Two Captains Regent, the first non-Communist heads of this ancient hilltop republic since the end of the war, were installed in office today.

  • Description

    1.
    G.V. Crowds in Government Square.
    9 ft

    2.
    Angle Shot Of tower showing flag flying.
    14 ft

    3.
    Long V. Guards walking towards through square.
    23 ft

    4.
    S.V. Guards marching towards.
    28 ft

    5.
    L.V. Banner being hoisted on building.
    32 ft

    6.
    G.V. Guards lined up saluting.
    36 ft

    7.
    S.V. Officers saluting.
    37 ft

    8.
    S.V. Troops saluting.
    41 ft

    9.
    Side V. Guards lined up.
    46 ft

    10.
    C.U. Banner.
    52 ft

    11.
    G.V. Band marching towards, from Government Square.
    57 ft

    12.
    S.V. Guards marching towards.
    64 ft

    13.
    G.T.V. Guards with men carrying insignia of office on cushions.
    72 ft

    14.
    S.T.V. Men carrying cushions.
    78 ft

    15.
    S.C.U. Men marching in procession.
    83 ft

    16.
    Top V. Men with cushions, with notabilities following.
    96 ft

    17.
    S.B.V. Procession into church.
    103 ft

    18.
    G.B.V. People into church.
    110 ft

    19.
    Angle Shot Of building flag flying.
    116 ft

    20.
    G.T.V. Procession out of church.
    123 ft

    21.
    Long T.V. Band through street.
    130 ft

    22.
    S.V. Soldiers towards through street.
    136 ft

    23.
    Long V. Procession through street, and into building.
    140 ft

    24.
    S.V.Int. Regency Hall-Marino Valdes Franciosi and Federico Micheloni, seated at tables. (Captains Regent)
    146 ft

    25.
    Side V. People watching.
    150 ft

    26.
    Back V. Official reading from document.
    154 ft

    27.
    S.V. Collar of Office being placed around Captains Regent.
    159 ft

    28.
    S.V. People watching.
    163 ft

    29.
    Semi F.V. Both captains wearing "Collar of Office"
    170 ft

    30.
    Side V. People applauding.
    174 ft

    31.
    C.U.Pan. Of Captains.
    181 ft

    32.
    G.V.Ext. Band marching from Regency Hall.
    188 ft

    33.
    S.V. Captains Regent walking on procession.
    195 ft

    34.
    L.V. Towards Walking in procession.
    200 ft

    35.
    S.V. People applauding.
    204 ft

    36.
    G.T.V. Procession, tilt up to Regency Building.
    220 ft



    Initials J.H./P.P.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two Captains Regent, the first non-Communist heads of this ancient hilltop republic since the end of the war, were installed in office today.

    The temporary Government was present at the ceremony. The two outgoing Captains Regent refused - as custom demands - to pass on the ensigns of command by placing around the necks of the incoming Captains Regent.

    To this most colourful ceremony, still further graced by sunny weather, to install Marino Valdes Franciosi and Federico Micheloni, came diplomatic representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. The representative of the Soviet Union, with which San Marino, until last month the only Communist regime in the West, had close relations, did not - not unexpectedly - show up. According to Professor Federico Bigi, who led the ten-day bloodless revolution that tossed out the Communists and who is now Foreign Minister said that the Soviets did not even reply to the invitation sent them.

    The new Captains Regent, elected by San Marino's Grand Council, last week, serve for the next six months.

    The installation ceremony followed the usual custom of starting off in Government Square, where the banner was unfurled and then wit the saying of Mass in the church, thence to the Regency Hall for the swoaring-in.

    The Regular Militia and the Noble Guard paraded through the town led by the band, watched by a cheerful population who were glad to see an end to the trouble and strife of the past few weeks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACC9FV8LDBDDQ363M6CV55DL18
    Media URN:
    VLVACC9FV8LDBDDQ363M6CV55DL18
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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