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    TANZANIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CELEBRATED "HEROES DAY" AND THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE TANZANIAN PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCES (TPDF).

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    MOTORCADE TO STADIUM AND NYERERE OUT OF CAR; CROWDS; NYERERE AND SARAKIKYA INSPECTING HONOUR GUARD; NYERERE SPEAKING; MILITARY PARADE; CROWD AND OFFICIALS WATCHING.




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    Background: TANZANIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CELEBRATED "HEROES DAY" AND THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE TANZANIAN PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCES (TPDF). TO MARK THE OCCASION, PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE HEADED A LARGE DELEGATION OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MILITARY LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS TO A MASSIVE GROUND AND AIR MILITARY DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM.

    AFTER THE PRESIDENT AND THE CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL SARAKIKYA, HAD INSPECTED THE HONOUR GUARD, THE DIGNITARIES TOOK THEIR PLACES ON THE REVIEWING STAND, AND PRESIDENT NYERERE ADDRESSED THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAD GATHERED FOR THE OCCASION - THE BIGGEST MILITARY DISPLAY EVER STAGED IN DAR ES SALAAM.

    ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AFTERNOON WAS THE FLY-PAST BY TANZANIA'S CANADIAN-BUILT AIR FORCE. THE MAJORITY OF TANZANIA'S PILOTS AND AIR PERSONNEL HAVE ALSO BEEN TRAINED IN CANADA.

    SIMILAR PARADES ARE TO BE HELD EVERY FIVE YEARS BY MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE'S ARMY. THIS YEAR'S IS ALSO MARKED BY THE TROOPS WEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE COMBAT UNIFORMS DESIGNED BY THE TDPF AND MADE FROM TANZANIAN-GROWN COTTON BY A DAR ES SALAAM TEXTILE FIRM.

    THE TDPF WAS ORIGINALLY FORMED IN 1961 FROM UNITS OF THE FORMER KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES AND THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY OF ZANZIBAR. TOTAL ARMED FORCES - ARMY AND AIR FORCE, THERE IS NO NAVY - ARE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 2,000. THERE IS NO CONSCRIPTION IN TANZANIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ELODIG6PYB0AXEO57KZEXQRR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ELODIG6PYB0AXEO57KZEXQRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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