• Short Summary

    KING IDRIS OF LIBYA SAILED FROM BURSA, WESTERN TURKEY, FOR GREECE YESTERDAY (2 SEPTEMBER).

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  • Description

    KING IDRIS OF LIBYA SAILED FROM BURSA, WESTERN TURKEY, FOR GREECE YESTERDAY (2 SEPTEMBER).

    HE WAS STAYING AT BURSA -- A HEALTH SPA -- TAKING A CURE FOR RHEUMATISM, WHEN THE ARMY SEIZED POWER IN LIBYA, AND DECLARED THE COUNTRY A SOCIALIST ARAB REPUBLIC.

    YESTERDAY, WHILE THE LIBYAN ROYAL FLAG STILL FLUTTERED OVER HIS HOTEL, BAGS AND SACKS WERE PILED UP ON THE STEPS OUTSIDE.

    NEWSMEN WAITED EAGERLY OUTSIDE TO WATCH THE KING'S DEPARTURE, AS A LARGE MERCEDES CAR WAS DRIVEN UP AT THE FRONT PORCH. BUT HE WAS SMUGGLED OUT THROUGH THE HOTEL LAUNDRY INTO ANOTHER CAR, AND DRIVEN, HEAVILY GUARDED, TO THE NEARBY PORT OF MUDANYA, ON THE SEA OF MARMARA. THERE HE BOARDED A GREEK YACHT, THE KNOSOS, WHICH WAS FLYING THE LIBYAN ROYAL FLAG.

    THE KING ARRIVED AT THE SLEEPY GREEK PORT OF VOLOS THIS MORNING. AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THERE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE 80-YEAR-OLD MONARCH, WHO STILL MAINTAINS HE IS THE RULER OF LIBYA, SAID THAT KING IDRIS WOULD BE RETURNING TO TRIPOLI, ONE OF HIS COUNTRY'S TWIN CAPITALS, VERY SOON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6ZCUCNZXK4U6LIGU1LRYOL8B
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6ZCUCNZXK4U6LIGU1LRYOL8B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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