• Short Summary

    THE 1966 NIJMEGEN MARCHES ENDED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN 15,000 MARCHERS PARADED INTO THE DUTCH TOWN.?

  • Description

    1.
    SV SWISS TROOPS MARCH EN ROUTE NIJMEGEN
    0.06

    2.
    MV SPECTATORS
    0.08

    3.
    MV TILT - U.S. TROOPS MARCH
    0.13

    4.
    SV TROOPS THROUGH CAR WINDSCREEN - RAINING
    0.18

    5.
    MV CROWD AT NIJMEGEN
    0.20

    6.
    MV CIVILIAN MARCHERS, PAN TO MORE FOLLOWING
    0.24

    7.
    MV TILT - WOMEN MARCHERS WITH FLOWERS
    0.29

    8.
    MV BRITISH TROOPS MARCH
    0.36

    9.
    MV ONLOOKERS WITH UMBRELLAS
    0.38

    10.
    MV SAILORS PAST CAMERA
    0.41

    11.
    MV CIVILIAN MARCHERS WITH FLOWERS & GARLANDS (2 SHOTS)
    0.46

    12.
    MV SPECTATORS
    0.47

    13.
    MV ORGANISATION WOMEN MARCH
    0.51

    14.
    MV BEARDED MALE MARCHER GREETED
    0.55

    15.
    SV ISRAELI ARMY CONTINGENT MARCHES
    1.01

    16.
    MV ONLOOKERS
    1.03

    17.
    GV U.S. ARMY CONTINGENT MARCHES
    1.06

    18.
    MV U.S. TROOPS PAST CAMERA
    1.10

    19.
    SLV NORWEGIAN ARMY CONTINGENT MARCHES
    1.15

    20.
    SV SPECTATORS APPLAUD
    1.17



    Initials RGH/VS/JF/GLH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE 1966 NIJMEGEN MARCHES ENDED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN 15,000 MARCHERS PARADED INTO THE DUTCH TOWN. A FOUR-DAY EVENT, THE MARCHES BEGAN IN 1909 TO HELP FOSTER PHYSICAL CULTURE. NOW IT'S ON EVERY YEAR AND IS A BIG TOURIST ATTRACTION IN HOLLAND.

    ABOUT 60 PER CENT OF THIS YEAR'S WALKERS WERE DUTCH PEOPLE. THE REMAINDER WERE TROOPS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, NORWAY, ISRAEL, AUSTRIA, SWEDEN AND SPAIN.

    DESPITE RAIN, THE MARCH CAME TO A COLOURFUL END AMID FLAGS AND MUSIC IN NIJMEGEN. TWENTY BANDS FROM TWENTY ARMIES LINED THE TOWN'S MAIN STREET AND GIRLS CAME FORWARD WITH GARLANDS FOR THE SOLDIERS.

    THE NIJMEGEN MARCHES ARE POPULAR WITH THE TROOPS FOR THEIR STANDARD OF PHYSICAL ENDURANCE. EVERY MAN IS A VOLUNTEER AND MOST PAY THEIR OWN FARES TO HOLLAND.

    IN THE FOUR DAYS EVERY MARCHER COVERED 124 MILES (200 KMS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4555UXXM6JAHXPFIQU4ZYF2RJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4555UXXM6JAHXPFIQU4ZYF2RJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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