• Short Summary

    On the evening of May 15th President and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek gave a state banquet in honour of their distinguished visitor, His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, who had arrived in Taiwan the day before on a 5-day State visit.

  • Description

    On the evening of May 15th President and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek gave a state banquet in honour of their distinguished visitor, His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, who had arrived in Taiwan the day before on a 5-day State visit.

    The Shah rode to the Presidential Palace at 8.30 p.m. and was greeted by President Chiang at the door of the residence. The Chinese Nationalist President was wearing his ceremonial gown adorned with medals; the Shah, formal evening dress.

    The dinner was attended by some 200 high ranking Government officials and dignitaries.

    The next day the King of Iran was accompanied by his host to an area in southern Taiwan to watch military and amphibious exercises.

    These included amock war staged by a strong force of infantry and tanks and supporting jet fighter aircraft.

    There was also an inspection at the Naval Academy, with an amphibious landing staged by the Navy as a climax. This was accompanied by a simulated air to ground joint attack.

    His Imperial Highness was particularly impressed with the aerobatic display by the famed Chinese Air Force team in Thunderjet fighters. The King praised Free China's military prowess.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF3HLNMPOFV584FH2EQTOSG065
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3HLNMPOFV584FH2EQTOSG065
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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