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    ROME, ITALY

    Italy celebrated its 38th anniversary as a republic on June 3 with a military parade along the route where United States soldiers received a heroe's welcome in 1944.

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    1. GV & SV President Sandro Pertini and other officials behind him attending laying of wreath on tomb of the unknown soldier. (3 SHOTS) 0.20
    2. GV PAN & GVs Military march past with one contingent at the double; Pertini and military chiefs officiate on dais. (12 SHOTS) 1.33
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    Background: ROME, ITALY

    Italy celebrated its 38th anniversary as a republic on June 3 with a military parade along the route where United States soldiers received a heroe's welcome in 1944. Amongst the country's political leaders who attended the ceremony were President Sandro Pertini and Defence Minister Geovanni Spadolini. They gathered to lay a wreath on the tomb of an unknown Italian soldier as a symbol of respect for the country's dead during two world wars. Companies of plumed Bersaglieri then ran at the double past a review stand during a 50-minute military parade. It was the first time for nine years that the parade had been held in the Via Dei Fori Imperiale, a wide boulevard running through ancient Roman ruins and established by Mussolini in order to hold military demonstrations. In previous years the authorities transferred the Republic Day parade to other routes to distance themselves from the fascist past. This year a group of pacifists unfurled banners saying that the celebration of the Republic should not be marked by a military parade.

    Source: REUTERS - ANGELO FIORI

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZOA6YD0W9NIUVXP9Y8Q8YL5K
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZOA6YD0W9NIUVXP9Y8Q8YL5K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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