• Short Summary

    Fiji's flag flew alongside those of other member nations of the U.N. for the first?

  • Description

    1.
    GV UN building TILT DOWN to U Thant and Mara
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    2.
    SV Press, PAN TO U Thant speaking to gathering
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    3.
    SCU Mara (on left) and U Thant
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    4.
    CV Flag fluttering in breeze as it's raised TILT DOWN TO officials shaking hands (3 shots)
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    5.
    SV Cameramen
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    6.
    SCV Fiji flag flying, PAN TO neighbouring flags
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    7.
    CV Fiji flag (Union Jack in top inside corner, with Fijian crest in middle of pale blue background)
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    8.
    GV UN building TILT DOWN TO row of masts and flags
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    Initials OJP/PNG/OS/2206 CP/PN/OS/2217



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fiji's flag flew alongside those of other member nations of the U.N. for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 21st October). Secretary General U Thant officiated at a simple flag-raising ceremony attended by the Fijian representative Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and a small group of U.N. officials.

    Fiji....a cluster of South Pacific islands, east of Australia and north of New Zealand....was granted independence on October 10th, after 96 years of British rule. It has now become the 127th member country of the United Nations. The Fijian flag, now flying alongside those of other member nations, has a coat of arms on a pale blue background, and a small Union Jack in the top left corner.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4PBOGONZQ3ZS4O13BF2S0OIWK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PBOGONZQ3ZS4O13BF2S0OIWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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