• Short Summary

    EVERY YEAR ON OCTOBER 23, THE PEOPLE OF THAILAND OBSERVE ONE OF THEIR GREATEST MEMORIAL DAYS.

  • Description

    EVERY YEAR ON OCTOBER 23, THE PEOPLE OF THAILAND OBSERVE ONE OF THEIR GREATEST MEMORIAL DAYS.

    ON THIS DAY ABOUT TWENTY YEARS AGO, ONE OF THE GREATEST THAT KINGS, KING CHULALONGKORN, THE FIRTH KING OF THE PRESENT DYNASTY, DIED.

    THE KING WAS SO BENEVOLENT THAT PEOPLE REMEMBER KIM WITH AFFECTION, AND HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY IS DECLARED A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

    THIS YEAR, IN THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, BANGKOK, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO PAY HOMAGE TO THIS KING, AT HIS STATUE.

    PRIME MINISTER OF THAILAND FIELD MARSHALL SARIT THANARAT LED THE LINE OF PEOPLE WHO LAID WREATHS AT THE FOOT OF THE STATUE.

    THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY BOYS AND GIRLS WHO DEPICTED A SWORD PLAY IN THEIR COLOURFUL COSTUMES.

    A MARCH PAST BY THAI GIRLS, REPUTES TO BE SHY AND DELICATE, WAS REALLY SPECTACULAR.

    HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THAILAND WAS AMONG THOSE WHO PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO THE KIND WHO IS NO MORE BUT THOSE MEMORY IS SWEET TO THE THAIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVASVG7JRVMHJXCX52UVG477XZ2
    Media URN:
    VLVASVG7JRVMHJXCX52UVG477XZ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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