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    ETHIOPIA'S 77-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE CELEBRATED THE 39TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS CORONATION ON SUNDAY BY ATTENDING CHURCH THEN A SPECIAL ADDRESS TO ETHIOPIAN PARLIAMENT.

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    CATHEDRAL SERVICE AND EMPEROR LEAVING, SOLDIERS ON HORSEBACK LEADING MOTORCADE; EMPEROR ARRIVING AT PARLIAMENT; SPEAKING INSIDE AND ON BALCONY AFTERWARDS.




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    Background: ETHIOPIA'S 77-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE CELEBRATED THE 39TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS CORONATION ON SUNDAY BY ATTENDING CHURCH THEN A SPECIAL ADDRESS TO ETHIOPIAN PARLIAMENT.

    A 21-GUN SALUTE AT DAWN HERALDED THE START OF CORONATION ANNIVERSARY DAY FOR EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, WHO ATTENDED A SPECIAL SERVICE AT ST. GEORGE CATHEDRAL.

    AFTERWARDS HE RODE IN A MOTORCADE TO OPEN THE 1969-70 SESSION OF ETHIOPIAN PARLIAMENT. IN A THRONE SPEECH TO THE JOINT SESSION OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES AND THE SENATE, THE EMPEROR SAID THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WAS STUDYING A DRAFT BILL ON COMPULSORY NATIONAL MILITARY SERVICE.

    THIS WAS, HE SAID, TO INCREASE ETHIOPIA'S REGULAR FORCE OF 40,000 MEN TO PROVIDE A MORE ADEQUATE MILITARY FORCE FOR DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY.

    AFTERWARDS THE EMPEROR APPEARED ON THE BALCONY AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHEERS OF WELL-WISHERS IN THE SQUARE BELOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACN40DCDMRR8KJAZI8XMVTEFI7
    Media URN:
    VLVACN40DCDMRR8KJAZI8XMVTEFI7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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