• Short Summary

    Argentine's president, and head of the military junta, lieutenant General Videla and other leading government officials flew to Rosario for the country's traditional flag day ceremonies.

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    Shots of People. Army band playing. Army chief saluting troops. Priest giving outdoor mass. General view of Army headquarter with people and soldiers. Army chief takeing swear to the troops. Conscripts swearing fidelity to the flag. Troops in line. Several shots of parade. People watching.



    Scene is in Buenos Aires at Army Command Headquarters. Shows soldiers swearing their faith to the flag.




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    We were unable to obtain a shot list for this film, which shows President Videla at the flag raising ceremony In Rosario - where Argentina has been playing its vital world cup matches.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Argentine's president, and head of the military junta, lieutenant General Videla and other leading government officials flew to Rosario for the country's traditional flag day ceremonies. Other members of the junta presided over similar ceremonies in other parts. Its always been held in Rosario-in front of the 'Monument to the flag' which was put up in honour to the Argentine General Belgrano who was said to be passing in the area when the idea of the flag occurred to him. Videla told the ceremony he had never the people so happy before their flag before.

    Plenty of information for this ??? spectacle can be found attached if really wanted-including the opinion of two European journalists saying how 'splendid' the whole thing was.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAY3EGLD1OSMPTGHIICG237WDO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAY3EGLD1OSMPTGHIICG237WDO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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