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    Three groups of Japanese marchers, joined for part of the way by foreign delegations, ended a six-week "Anti-AtomIC Bomb Protest March" Aug 4 thousands of people gave them a rousing welcome on arrival at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.

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    Three groups of Japanese marchers, joined for part of the way by foreign delegations, ended a six-week "Anti-AtomIC Bomb Protest March" Aug 4 thousands of people gave them a rousing welcome on arrival at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.

    They set out in June and July from Nuguta, in the far north; Tokyo; and the islands in the southernmost tip of Kyushu, bearing banners and placards, enlisting support for the campaign against nuclear weapons in all the towns and villages through which they passed.

    Organised by the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, this "National Peace Pilgrimage" was a highlight of the three-day anti nuclear weapon rally attended by thousands of Japanese and 80 foreign delegates from 24 countries.

    Climax of the rally was at 1815 Aug 6th, anniversary of the exact moment that an atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima from American aircraft fourteen years ago. Sirens sounded and bells rang throughout the city, while worshippers offered one minute of silent prayer.

    After the Mayor of Hiroshima had enshrined the names of 187 people believe to have died last year from the effects of radiation, the ceremony closed with 250 schoolchildren intoning the "Song of Peace" and the release of 1,000 'peace doves'.

    Six Western delegates walked out of the conference Aug 6 in protest against its partiality to the Communist - bloc nations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2Z988LDDCWH93NI96EGATM9H
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2Z988LDDCWH93NI96EGATM9H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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