• Short Summary

    The Shah of Persia, accompanied by King Hussein, took the salute Nov 4 at a parade in Khaw, North Amman, Jordan, of the one-time Arab Legion, now the Royal Jordanian Army.

  • Description

    1.
    LV King and Shah arrive.
    0.03

    2.
    SV Jordanian Chief of Staff Habes Majali.
    0.05

    3.
    SV King and Shah emerge from car.
    0.15

    4.
    SV Mounted guard of honour.
    0.17

    5.
    LV PAN.. King and Shah inspect troops from open car.
    0.22

    6.
    CU Mounted guard of honour.
    0.24

    7.
    STV Shah presents colours to Royal Guards.
    0.27

    8.
    SV Ditto.
    0.30

    9.
    CU Guards.
    0.32

    10.
    SV King and Shah shake hands with officers.
    0.37

    11.
    TGV Cavalry ride past.
    0.42

    12.
    SV King and Shah on saluting dais.
    0.44

    13.
    TGV Camel troops ride past.
    0.48

    14.
    SV King Hussein's young brother watches.
    0.50

    15.
    GV Armoured cars pass.
    0.54

    16.
    TV Ditto.
    0.56

    17.
    SV King and Shah on saluting dais.
    0.59

    18.
    GV Tanks pass.
    1.02



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Shah of Persia, accompanied by King Hussein, took the salute Nov 4 at a parade in Khaw, North Amman, Jordan, of the one-time Arab Legion, now the Royal Jordanian Army.

    After inspecting the troops, the two kings mounted the Royal dais, where the Shah presented colours to the Royal Guards.

    The Shah was saluted by American M-4 tanks, 'Saracen' armoured cars, Ferret scout cars, British 24-pounders and Bofors anti-aircraft guns. Pageantry was provided by the red-hatted Household Cavalry, escorting the royal car, and by police camels, caparisoned in crimson, trotting past the saluting base.

    The parade drill was purely British in style, and at the close, the parade advanced in review order to the playing of the "British Grenadiers". At the end of the parade, King Hussein presented medals to several soldiers.

    The Shah of Persia arrived in Jordan Nov. 2 on a five-day state visit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADF4IRDPMZHW7LVBHMFSFLUORM
    Media URN:
    VLVADF4IRDPMZHW7LVBHMFSFLUORM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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