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  • Short Summary

    Khruschev and Nasser take part in ceremonies during building of the Aswan Dam.

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    Unissued / Unused material -

    Russian titles.


    LS Motor launch carrying Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev and President, Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser across the waters of the Nile River. GV Section of the near-complete Aswan dam. VS Khrushchev and Nasser wave to crowds on the banks and on the smaller craft. They then throw engraved granite rocks into the river for the beginning of the project to bar the river with a mighty dam. VS In a special marquee the two leaders in turn made small speeches on friendship between their two countries and on the Aswan Dam. VS Arab crowds clapping. VS At ceremony where the two leaders press buttons for the blowing up of the dyke that holds the waters back. LS The dyke blowing up and the waters gushing through. VS Lorry after lorry load of rock and granite being poured into the water to start the barring of the River Nile. VS Khrushchev holding hands with President Nasser and Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella on board the motor launch. VS Jubilant Arab crowds acclaiming the great event.

    (Dupe.) Old record suggests material dates from around 31/05/1964.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:55:00 / 01:44:34:00
    UN 3899 A

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