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    MALAGASY CELEBRATED THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE ON MONDAY WITH A MASSIVE PARADE IN TANANARIVE OF THE ARMED FORCES AND YOUTH MOVEMENTS.

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    PRESIDENT TSIRANANA ARRIVING FOR THE PARADE; PRESIDENT PRESENTING DECORATIONS; TROOPS MARCHING PAST; PRESIDENT TAKING THE SALUTE; MOTORCYCLISTS AND ARMOURED CARS PAST.




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    Background: MALAGASY CELEBRATED THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE ON MONDAY WITH A MASSIVE PARADE IN TANANARIVE OF THE ARMED FORCES AND YOUTH MOVEMENTS. PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA TOOK THE SALUTE.

    THE BIG INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR BECAME THE INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF MALAGASY ON 26 JUNE, 1960, AFTER 70 YEARS AS A FRENCH PROTECTORATE AND COLONY. A NATIONALIST UPRISING AGAINST THE FRENCH STARTED ON 29 MARCH, 1947 -- A DATE OFFICIALLY COMMEMORATED FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THE REPUBLIC LAST MARCH. THE UPRISING, DOMINATED BY THE HOVAS -- WHO RULED THE ISLAND BEFORE IT BECAME A FRENCH COLONY -- WAS PUT DOWN THE FOLLOWING JUNE.

    MONDAY'S INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS INCLUDED SPECIAL APPEALS FOR MONEY TO HELP IN THE STRUGGLE FOR TOTAL AFRICAN LIBERATION. IN A RADIO BROADCAST, THE MALAGASY VICE PRESIDENT, MR. CALVIN TSIEBO, AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER, M. ALBERT SYLLA, SAID DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE AS WELL AS MONEY WERE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE FREEDOM OF THE WHOLE OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.

    FRANCE WAS REPRESENTED AT THE MALAGASY CELEBRATIONS BY ITS ARMED FORCES MINISTER, M. PIERRE MESSMER, WHO WAS ON A FIVE-DAY VISIT. HE WAS A GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE PARADE, AS WAS THE MAURITIUS MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS, MR. GUY FORGET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMP5V5NGR28OFM0MAV8LUJUDZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACMP5V5NGR28OFM0MAV8LUJUDZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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