• Short Summary

    NIJMEGEN WAS THE END OF THE ROAD YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR 16,000 MARCHERS. THEY HAD BEEN?

  • Description

    NIJMEGEN WAS THE END OF THE ROAD YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR 16,000 MARCHERS. THEY HAD BEEN TAKING PART IN THE TRADITIONAL FOUR-DAY MARCH BEING HELD FOR THE 51ST TIME. THE MARCHES, ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS LEAGUE FOR PHYSICAL CULTURE, ARE NOT COMPETITIVE. THEY ARE SIMPLY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE FIT TOUGH TO WALK CONSIDERABLE DISTANCES. DISTANCES EACH DAY RANGE FROM ABOUT 30 KILOMETRES (18???? MILES) TO 55 KILOMETRES (34 MILES) ACCORDING TO THE AGE AND SEX OF THE PARTICIPANTS.

    AS USUAL THIS YEAR THERE WERE CONTINGENTS OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN FROM MANY COUNTRIES. SEVERAL MILITARY UNITS WERE INCLUDED IN THIS NUMBER AMONG THEM 1,200 BRITISH SOLDIERS, AN ISRAELI CONTINGENT, AND A STRONG SWISS PARTY.

    ONE DISTINGUISHED MARCHER WAS PRINCE CLAUS OF THE NETHERLANDS. THERE WAS A GREET CHEER FOR THE PRINCE WHEN HE CROSSED THE LINE TO FINISH WITH A KISS FROM HIS WIFE, PRINCESS BEATRIX.

    AS ALWAYS, AS THE MARCHERS APPROACHED THE FINISHING LINE THEY WERE GARLANDED WITH FLOWERS. THE ISRAELIS CROSSED THE LINE ALMOST COVERED IN FLOWERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADV8LO0U7FBP27822S9EGO80DZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADV8LO0U7FBP27822S9EGO80DZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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