• Short Summary

    Twice occupied by enemy forces within 26 years, Belgium honoured its war dead of the two world wars on the 40th anniversary of Armistice Day, Nov. 11.

  • Description

    1.
    SV. GUARD OF HONOUR ON SACRED STONE.


    2.
    LV.PAN KING BAUDOUIN ARRIVES.


    3.
    SV. KING BAUDOUIN LAYS WREATH ON TOMB OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER.


    4.
    LV. TROOPS AT THE "PRESENT ARMS".


    5.
    CU. WREATH.


    6.
    CU. KING BAUDOUIN SALUTING.


    7.
    LV. VETERANS ETC.,


    8.
    LV. TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR.


    9.
    SV.PAN KING BAUDOUIN WALKS FROM TOMB AND GREETS MINISTERS.


    10.
    SV. INVALID WAR VETERANS.


    11.
    LV. KING BAUDOUIN TALKS WITH VETERANS.


    12.
    SV. DITTO.


    13.
    LV. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.




    Initials S-D/CW WWS/VCW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Twice occupied by enemy forces within 26 years, Belgium honoured its war dead of the two world wars on the 40th anniversary of Armistice Day, Nov. 11. King Baudouin of the Belgians led the country in its service of remembrance at the memorial to the Unknown Warrior. After he had laid a wreath at the foot of the monument and observed the traditional one minute silence, the youthful King spoke with invalids of the two wars.

    The ceremony ended with a military parade.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1R7K7HEZ3N3A9DZTOV1TT34Q4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1R7K7HEZ3N3A9DZTOV1TT34Q4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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