• Short Summary

    President Rhee was present today at a demonstration firing of an atomic cannon and an Honest John" rocket.

  • Description

    1.
    S.V. Helicopter lands.


    2.
    S.V. President Rhee steps down from helicopter, and meets Korean Military officials and diplomats.


    3.
    L.V. President Rhee and party walk away from helicopter.


    4.
    L.V.Pan The military parade.


    5.
    L.V.Pan President Rhee and General Decker C-in-C.U.N. reviewing troops.


    6.
    S.V. Troops with flags.


    7.
    S.V. President Rhee alighting from vehicle to take the salute, President Rhee and General Decker.


    8.
    S.V. Troops march past on saluting dais.


    9.
    C.U. President Rhee and General Decker saluting.


    10.
    S.V. Troops march past.


    11.
    L.V. Ditto.


    12.
    S.T.V. 8-inch Howitzer is manoeuvred into position.


    13.
    L.T.V. Carrier vehicle moves away from Howitzer.


    14.
    L.V. Darral of Howitzer being elevated.


    15.
    L.V. Howitzer fired.


    16.
    L.V.Pan Atom rocket is fired.


    17.
    L.V.Pan Ditto.


    18.
    S.V. President Rhee addresses officials and troops.




    Initials FHH W.S./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Rhee was present today at a demonstration firing of an atomic cannon and an Honest John" rocket. The event took place at Camp Saint Barbara, and was conducted by the First United States Corps, in the central sector of the Korea front.

    President Syngman Rhee was welcomed by guard of honour ceremonies. On guard duty was the 1st Field Artillery Observation Battalion. There too was the 7th Infantry Division Band; and the 228th Field Artillery Battalion under Captain Kim Yong Seo.

    The Korean President watched the firings with General Decker, Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Corps, and many other high-ranking officers and personalities.

    The 280 mm cannon was fired from within camouflage. The projectiles were aimed into the Imjin Range.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADFN7BLB38QSDQO6T0YPKP4845
    Media URN:
    VLVADFN7BLB38QSDQO6T0YPKP4845
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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