• Short Summary

    Tel Aviv led all Israel in festive mood May 11, on the eve of the 11th anniversary of Israel's Independence.

  • Description

    Tel Aviv led all Israel in festive mood May 11, on the eve of the 11th anniversary of Israel's Independence.

    Over half a million people thronged the streets of Israel for the spectacular twilight fireworks display.

    Until late night crowds danced and sang in almost every street.

    The following day the city turned out to watch the annual military parade. Newly acquired French Mystere fighters flying overhead signalled the start of the march.

    Premier Ben Gurion, President Izhak Ben-Zvi and former French Premier Guy Mollet watched from the tribune of honour as American Super-Shermans rumbled past...

    ...followed by armoured infantry units...

    ...artillery detachments...

    ...marching columns...

    Women and girls too are conscripted for National Service in Israel.

    The "ladies" of the Communications Regiment with their radio sets were just a few of the thousands of troops of the Israeli forces parading on Independence Day in Tel-Aviv.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACGJQY28S5PXAZSHXVQY0MOEVV
    Media URN:
    VLVACGJQY28S5PXAZSHXVQY0MOEVV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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