• Short Summary

    Thousands of young students from secondary classes around Jordan began work on tuesday (17 July) at new of the Government-established "Al-Hussein Work Camps" in Zerka, Jordan.

  • Description

    1.
    GV, SV Students get drill training (3 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    MV Boys marching
    0.14

    3.
    GV, SV 47mm gun with students getting gun drill (Anti-aircraft gun) (6 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    GV, SV Students taught how to use machine gun as others watch (5 shots)
    0.53

    5.
    GV, SV Students train on tank (2 shots)
    1.02

    6.
    GV Young boy & other students operate revolving gun
    1.18



    Initials BF/0524 SGM/0522



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of young students from secondary classes around Jordan began work on tuesday (17 July) at new of the Government-established "Al-Hussein Work Camps" in Zerka, Jordan.

    The camps were set up in 1962 by the elate Wasfi El-Tell, who was appointed Prime Minister. His idea then was for young students to utilise the "energy of youth" in developing rural areas of Jordan. The camps he later had established have just completed their intake of about 3,000 students , who will spend their summer vacation being taught and taking part in building, levelling ground, white-washing schools, all aspects of army training, and learning agricultural commerce, nursing and many phases of industry.

    The students - some as young as 12 - are paid for their work, an d because they live on the site during their working vacation, they are given recreation, movies, parties and dances at night.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9JU246FK0XJIOGI71GF0OD6Y8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JU246FK0XJIOGI71GF0OD6Y8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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