• Short Summary

    The greatest disaster of President Nasser's career came with the collapse and defeat of Arab forces in the June 1967 war with Israel.

  • Description

    17.
    SV PAN Israeli tank
    1.40

    18.
    SV Tank commander
    1.42

    19.
    SV Tank
    1.45

    20.
    CU Nasser speaking on television
    1.50

    21.
    GV Pro-Nasser demonstrations in Cairo (2 shots)
    1.58

    22.
    Four leaders into room (L to R: Atassi (Syria), Nasser (UAR) Ammash (Iraq) Hussein (Jordan)
    2.08

    23.
    LV Nasser waves from aircraft & out
    2.15

    24.
    SV Crowd with balloon and flags
    2.21

    25.
    GV Sudanese troops
    2.24

    26.
    SV Int. Nasser & party greeted by Brezhnev, Kosygin & Podgorny
    2.35

    27.
    SV Nasser and delegation
    2.39

    28.
    CU PAN Brezhnev, Podgorny and Kosygin
    2.43

    29.
    TV Int. Nasser into conference room
    3.02

    30.
    TV People applaud
    3.04

    31.
    SCU Nasser speaks
    3.20

    32.
    SV President Nasser and General Nimeiry enter conference hall
    3.29

    33.
    LV King Hussein arrives
    3.40

    34.
    SCU Arab leaders
    3.44

    35.
    SV PAN Hussein and Nasser seated
    3.48

    36.
    SV Onlookers
    3.50

    37.
    CU President Nasser signing
    3.54



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The greatest disaster of President Nasser's career came with the collapse and defeat of Arab forces in the June 1967 war with Israel.

    In a television broadcast on June the ninth, he offered his resignation.

    But demonstrations in his favour and appeals by officials in the National assembly persuaded him to stay on.

    The defeat by Israel proved to be the impetus needed by the Arab nations to unite - but their main summits have all ended in failure.

    However President Nasser did manage to forge an alliance with the two new revolutionary regimes in Sudan and Libya. The income from Libya's rich oilfields and the military strength of Sudan - combined with the UAR's resources - gave the alliance a powerful potential capability
    For the rebuilding of his country's depleted armed forces, President Nasser drew heavily upon the Soviet Union. They replenished Egyptian military equipment and added surface-to-air missiles. The relations between President Nasser and the Kremlin leaders was proving to be a decisive factor in the Middle East.

    In July of this year, President Nasser announced to the Egyptian National Assembly that he had accepted the Middle East peace proposals put forward by the United States. These proposals included the current 90-day cease-fire along the Suez canal. "We want peace," he told the Assembly, "but peace is remote. We do not want war, but war surrounds us." The acceptance of the cease-fire and entering into peace negotiations by the UAR and Jordan split the Arab world.

    The palestinian guerrilla movements rejected the move and this month the conflict between them and King Hussein of Jordan erupted into a civil war: a war which was ended only by a summit of Arab leaders, led by President Nasser. He presided over the signing of a peace agreement between the two sides only the day before he died. Announcing President Nasser's death on Monday night, the Egyptian Vice-president Anwar Sadat said: "he gave his last breath while fighting for the unity of the Arab nation."

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    Film ID:
    VLVABS24JGV9W1YO997WGFF2JSGNH
    Media URN:
    VLVABS24JGV9W1YO997WGFF2JSGNH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:55:00
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