An impressive parade, featuring all three armed services and over 20,000 officers and men, passed through Sao Paulo on Thursday (8 Sept) to mark the 150th anniversary of Brazil's independence.
GV Anniversary banner above street troops marching
SV People watch
LV Troops marching in battledress (2 shots)
SV Band playing
LV Guard of honour (in period uniform)
SV Parade along road & crowds (trucks, tanks etc)
GV Aircraft flypast
LV PAN Searchlights past on truck
SV Parade past crowd (3 shots)
LV Tanks & armoured vehicles (3 shots)
SV Crowd waving flags
LV Tanks past, man waves large flag
SV PAN Troops past camera in trucks
Anniversary parade in progress - troops marching, guard of honour in ancient costumes, drive-past of tanks and heavy military equipment. Aircraft flying over, crowds watching etc.
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Background: An impressive parade, featuring all three armed services and over 20,000 officers and men, passed through Sao Paulo on Thursday (8 Sept) to mark the 150th anniversary of Brazil's independence.
As a gesture of friendship, Portugal returned to the Brazilians the remains of Don Pedro, their first Emperor. They were reburied, as a highlight to the anniversary celebrations, in the very spot where 150 years ago he uttered his historic cry "Independence or Death," so breaking all colonial links with Portugal to become a sovereign nation.
Modern relations between Portugal and Brazil are friendly. Brazilian President Medici and visiting Portuguese Premier Marcello, who watched the parade together, have now introduced an act which gives the many Portuguese now settled in Brazil equal civil rights.
SYNOPSIS: In San Paulo, a massive parade to mark the one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of Brazil's independence.
A touch of history to the festivities as a guard of honour marches in exact replicas of early nineteenth century ceremonial dress. As a gesture of friendship to mark Brazil's important anniversary, Portugal returned the remains of the first Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro....to be buried in the same spot where one-hundred-and-fifty years ago he made the historic cry "Independence or death" to break Brazil free of Portuguese colonial rule.
These days relations couldn't be friendlier between Portugal and its former colony. In fact Brazilian President Medici and visiting Portuguese Prime Minister Caetano, who watched the parade together, have drawn up an agreement which grants equal civil rights to the many Portuguese expatriots now settled in Brazil.
The parade was mainly a military affair, with over twenty-thousand men from all three forces taking part in the march... plus an impressive display of equipment, which included Brazilian missiles on public show for the first time.