• Short Summary

    VISNEWS filmed 16-year-old Dutch Princess Margriet, assisted by the Shah of Persia,
    launching the National Iranian Tanker Company's 33,000 tons vessel "Mohammed Reza Shah",
    May 22, Rotterdam, Holland.

  • Description

    VISNEWS filmed 16-year-old Dutch Princess Margriet, assisted by the Shah of Persia,
    launching the National Iranian Tanker Company's 33,000 tons vessel "Mohammed Reza Shah",
    May 22, Rotterdam, Holland.

    Watched by Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard the Princess smashed the customary
    bottle of champagne against the bows, and was then handed a small axe by the
    Shah with which to cut the last cable holding the ship. The vessel slid smoothly
    down the slipway to the cheers of dockyard workers.

    The Shah is in Holland for a 3-day visit. He has already visited Britain and
    Denmark.



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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVANE6HKJA44EUKJMBZN1UUSB9U
    Media URN:
    VLVANE6HKJA44EUKJMBZN1UUSB9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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