• Short Summary

    EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES LINED UP GUARDS OF HONOUR IN BRIEF AND TENSE CEREMONIES ON OPPOSITE BANKS OF THE SUEZ CANAL YESTERDAY (18 SEPTEMBER) AS THE BODIES OF TWO EGYPTIAN PILOTS WERE RETURNED TO THEIR OWN LINES.

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    GV EL KANTARA
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    2.
    GV PAN SHELL DAMAGED BUILDINGS
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    3.
    SV PAN TROOP OF SOLDIERS ARRIVES
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    4.
    LV RED CROSS FLAG FLYING
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    5.
    SV RED CROSS OFFICIAL DIRECTS PILOTS BELONGINGS TO BE PLACED ON BOAT
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    6.
    SV PAN SOLDIERS CARRYING COFFIN TOWARDS LANDING STAGE
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    7.
    LV & SV COFFINS PLACED ON BOAT (4 SHOTS)
    0.51

    8.
    GV SOLDIERS ON QUAYSIDE
    0.53

    9.
    LV BOAT SETS OFF
    0.59



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES LINED UP GUARDS OF HONOUR IN BRIEF AND TENSE CEREMONIES ON OPPOSITE BANKS OF THE SUEZ CANAL YESTERDAY (18 SEPTEMBER) AS THE BODIES OF TWO EGYPTIAN PILOTS WERE RETURNED TO THEIR OWN LINES.

    THROUGHOUT THE SHORT PAUSE IN HOSTILITIES, WARY LOOKOUTS PEERED FROM SANDBAGGED POSITIONS.

    LED BY A UNITED NATIONS JEEP BEARING THE LARGE WHITE-AND-BLUE FLAG OF THE PEACE-KEEPING FORCES, A SMALL CONVOY ROLLED INTO THE BATTERED TOWN OF EL KANTARA SHORTLY BEFORE NOON.

    BRINGING UP THE REAR WERE TWO LORRIES, EACH CARRYING A PLAIN WOODEN COFFIN OF THE TYPE USED BY THE ISRAELI ARMY. THREE ISRAELI PRIVATES, DUSTY FROM THE LONG RIDE THROUGH THE ARID WASTES OF THE SINAI DESERT, SAT AT ATTENTION ON EACH SIDE OF THE COFFINS.

    THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND THE UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER CORPS ORGANISED THE RETURN OF THE BODIES OF THE PILOTS, SHOT DOWN ON 11 SEPTEMBER DURING THE SERIES OF AIR BATTLES THAT FOLLOWED ISRAEL'S TEN-HOUR PENETRATION OF EGYPTIAN POSITIONS ON THE GULF OF SUEZ TWO DAYS EARLIER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IW019JUSKSJP9RJU0EVMM74K
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IW019JUSKSJP9RJU0EVMM74K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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