Preparations are going on in the centre of Baghdad to celebrate the first anniversary of the Revolution of July 14 1958, when the Hashemite Monarchy was overthrown and King Feisal slain.
LV. Traffic in a Baghdad street.
LV Ditto, showing stands being built in background
LV. Men working in square
GV King Feisal's palace
Nearer view Ditto.
SV Porch of palace
SV Burnt-out car
SV Bathtubs lying where King was killed.
GV Entrance of Nuri-es-Said's home
Nearer view Ditto
SV Bullet and mortar-shell holes in wall.
CU Pan down, ditto
SV People in front of Kassem's portrait
GV. Building "Unknown Soldier" Memorial
SV. Soldiers help build Liberty Monument
GV Stand from which General Kassem will speak
GV. Liberty Monument under construction
CU.Pan down Ditto
LV. Liberty Monument
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Background: Preparations are going on in the centre of Baghdad to celebrate the first anniversary of the Revolution of July 14 1958, when the Hashemite Monarchy was overthrown and King Feisal slain.
In the main square of Baghdad a huge triumphal arch - the Liberty Monument - is being erected. Soldiers help in the construction work to enable it to be ready in time for the celebrations. A memorial to the Iraqi Unknown Soldier is also being built.
Meanwhile, near the palace itself, there still lies the silent evidence of the events that brought General Kassem to power. Some bath??? lie on the spot where the King was killed; his wrecked burnt-out car stands in the courtyard.
Bullet and mortar-shell holes mark the house of King Feisal's Premier, Nuri-es-Said who was killed attempting to escape the mob disguised as a woman.