• Short Summary

    Colonel Nasser, newly elected President of the United Arab Republic, arrived among his "unanimous supporters" in Damascus today.

  • Description

    1st.
    View of G. Abdel Nasser with Chukri Houatly when they salute the people.


    2nd.
    From a veranda, view of the people in great majority bedouins.


    3rd.
    In the principal street of Damascus, view of some persons playing with the sword.


    4th.
    View in the other street, some manifestations and playing and enjoying with the Horses all from bedouins of Syria.


    5th.
    View of several manifestation in the Damascus street, you can see the people of this manifestation.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Colonel Nasser, newly elected President of the United Arab Republic, arrived among his "unanimous supporters" in Damascus today.

    A small group of Syrian junta officers had waited at the airport to greet their newly appointed Syro-Egyptian Supremo, Field Marshal Hakim Amer, of the Egyptian Army. But, to their amazement, when the door of the aircraft opened who should walk out first but President Nasser.

    Accompanied by Supremo Amer, Ali Sabri, Sadat and others, he drove off almost at once to the palace of the astonished ex-President Kuwatly and began to go through the motions of addressing enthusiastic crowds.

    But the surreptitious nature of his arrival here today may be more eloquent of the true situation in Syria than the Damascus politicians' speeches extolling him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACFONY6CV024USV4N0DI9LFAZK
    Media URN:
    VLVACFONY6CV024USV4N0DI9LFAZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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