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    REEL ONE


    1.
    The ceremony of the royal marriage contract of Crown Prince Hassan El-Rida took place at the Royal Palace in Tobruk. One of the most historic events in Libya's history since the 24th of December 1951.


    2.
    King Idris arrives accompanied by the Chief of Royal


    3.
    After returning the greeting of the guests, He takes his seat for the ceremony.


    4.
    The Marriage contract was read by His Holiness Sheikh Mohammed Zintani.


    5.
    The King signed on behalf of the Crown Prince.


    6.
    E??? Taber Bakir, the Bride's father, signs as her representative. King Idris extended his wishes for their future happiness.


    7.
    Quests were received after the ceremony by the Crown Prince in the salon. they congratulated and wished him a long and happy life.


    8.
    Beautiful gifts were presented on this memorable occasion.



    The Prime Minister admires the presents with the Crown Prince.


    9.
    As the Crown Prince departed, reporters for the three provinces were writing their articles praising the marriage and expressing the best wishes of all the people on this happy event.


    10.
    At Benghazi, the streets were beautifully decorated with flags and pictures of the King and Crown Prince.


    11.
    Celebrating the occasion, governor Husein Mazig gave a large reception for the Crown Prince at the Hotel Berenechi, Senior government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, and many other notables were present.


    12.
    The Crown Prince salutes the happy people who have gathered to celebrate his marriage.


    13.
    The distinguished guests await their opportunity to extend their best wishes.


    14.
    Later refreshments were served. The Crown Prince cuts the first piece of the huge seven layer cake.


    xx.
    The Crown Prince chats with Premier Kubar and Governor of Tripolitania, Tahir Bakir.


    15.
    As He departs, many people including students and boy scouts line the streets to express their happiness.


    16.
    Leaving Benghazi, the Crown Prince and his entourage followed the coastal road through Agedebia, Sirte, Misurata, and Homs. At each village crowds of cheering and singing people thronged the streets. Arches and decorations had been erected in every village.


    19.
    Celebrations such as these have not been seen in Libya since the day independence was proclaimed.


    20.
    The Crown Prince was received joyfully at Tripoli where official parties and receptions had been planned for Him. This scene at the Uaddan Hotel shows Governor Tahir Bakir and the Nazirs greeting the guests.


    xx.
    The reception, which was given by the Tripolitanian Government, was attended by senior government officials, members of the Senusi family, the diplomatic corps, representative of the foreign communities, and other notables.


    21.
    The Crown Prince arrived accompanied by the chief of the Royal Diwan and the chief of the Royal Household.


    22.
    The dignitaries await their opportunity to extend congratulations.


    23.
    The party comes to an end as the Crown Prince salutes the guests and departs.


    24.
    Two days later, the Prime Minister gave a reception in honor of the occasion. Once again a large group of dignitaries gathered to extend congratulations and celebrate the joyous event.


    25.
    Prime Minister Coobar and President of the Senate Mohammed Abu Hadna sit beside the Crown Prince.


    26.
    After many pleasant conversations in which expressions of goodwill and congratulations were offered, the Crown Prince was deeply impressed.



    REEL TWO


    1.
    The Commissioner of the Tripolitanian Police Force, General Ben Lamin, welcomes C. P. Hassan El-Rida to the police Force Training Field where the police units will parade.


    2.
    The Honor Guard snaps smartly to attention as the C P enters and the national anthem is played.


    3.
    The police band heads off the parade followed by marching men from the many police units.


    4.
    The Police Ceremonial Mounted Troops pas in revue before the eager spectators.


    5.
    the audience watch with interest as the cavalry assumes different formations.


    6.
    The horses keep time with the music as they execute the various positions.


    7.
    In a fine display of horsemanship, the horses are put through their paces, overcoming the difficult obstacles with ease.


    8.
    These policemen assumed formations depicting the Libyan flag and other patriotic emblems.


    9.
    It was a spectacular show enjoyed by all the people.


    10.
    Everyone saluted as the Crown Prince departed.


    11.
    In the evening, all Tripoli awaits a gala parade. The C. P. acknowledges the cheers from the people as he prepares to revue the parade with the Prime Minister and the Tripolitanian Governor.


    12.
    Leading the parade were 500 skilled horsemen in colorful robes. They sand and shouted expressions of loyalty as they rode through the city.


    13.
    Later decorated cars and floats passed in revue. Beautifully designed, they represented organizations, government departments, private companies, and social and sporting clubs.


    14.
    Spectators enjoyed the parade from every vantage point.


    15.
    A brilliant replica of the King's Palace in Tripoli passes in revue.




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    Film ID:
    VLVABIQAGK8WNUH2WE5QYBVJBRNSB
    Media URN:
    VLVABIQAGK8WNUH2WE5QYBVJBRNSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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