• Short Summary

    IT IS A TRADITION IN BANGKOK, THE THAI CAPITAL, FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN TO GO TO THE ROYAL PLAZA EVERY YEAR ON OCTOBER 23 TO PAY HOMAGE TO KING CHULALONGKORN, THE FOUNDER OF MODERN THAI EDUCATION.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS SCHOOLCHILDREN ASSEMBLING AT PLAZA (TWO SHOTS)
    6 ft

    2.
    MS SOME OF THEM CARRYING WREATH TO MONUMENT (TWO SHOTS)
    10 ft

    3.
    CU WREATH
    12 ft

    4.
    MLS SCHOOLCHILDREN ON GROUND BOWING BEFORE STATUE
    16 ft

    5.
    MS (ZOOM) STATUTE WITH WREATHS AROUND IT
    19 ft

    6.
    MS GIRLS PAYING HOMAGE (TWO SHOTS)
    22 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS STATUE-CHILDREN STANDING UP AT END OF HOMAGE
    25 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS WREATHS AROUND STATUE
    27 ft

    9.
    MLS MAN CARRIES WREATH FOLLOWED BY KING BUMIPHOL
    33 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS QUEEN SIRIKIT PRAYING BEFORE STATUE
    36 ft

    11.
    MS KING LIGHTS JOSS-STICKS
    38 1/2 ft

    12.
    LS SCHOOL CHILDREN AROUND STATUE
    40 ft

    13.
    MS KING AND QUEEN GET UP AFTER PRAYING
    43 ft

    14.
    LS WREATHS AROUND STATUE (PAN) LARGE CROWD
    50 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IT IS A TRADITION IN BANGKOK, THE THAI CAPITAL, FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN TO GO TO THE ROYAL PLAZA EVERY YEAR ON OCTOBER 23 TO PAY HOMAGE TO KING CHULALONGKORN, THE FOUNDER OF MODERN THAI EDUCATION.

    THIS YEAR, THEY BROUGHT DOZENS OF WREATHS WHICH THEY PLACED AT HIS EQUESTRIAN STATUE BEFORE KNEELING ON THE GROUND AN BOWING THEIR HEADS IN HOMAGE FOR SEVERAL SECONDS.

    KING CHULALONGKORN RULED THAILAND WITH BENEVOLENCE AND STATESMANSHIP 40 YEARS AGO. HE WAS THE FIFTH KING OF THE PRESENT DYNASTY.

    THAILAND'S KING BUMIPHOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT WERE ALSO PRESENT FOR THE CELEBRATION. THEY PLACED WREATHS AND PRAYED BEFORE THE STATUE, AND LIGHTED JOSS-STICKS AND CANDIES IN MEMORY OF THE GREAT KING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF2NBL4V4EYOBQWS1KPHHA1DDW
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2NBL4V4EYOBQWS1KPHHA1DDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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