President Hector Campora of Argentina reviewed a military parade in the capital Buenos Aires on Monday (July 9) to mark Argentina's National Day.
GV EXTERIOR Government House
SV Armed troops parade in streets
SV Banner '9th of July'
SV Campora waving to cheering crowds (2 shots)
GV Campora standing with officials on rostrum
GV Military band march past (2 shots)
SV Troops march past
GV Crowd on roadside
GV & SV Navy march past Campora
MV Members of crowd applaud
GV Patricios guards march past
Initials ES. 3.19 es. 3.22
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Background: President Hector Campora of Argentina reviewed a military parade in the capital Buenos Aires on Monday (July 9) to mark Argentina's National Day.
This year's parade was much shorter than the traditional parade. Indeed President Campora announced that as an austerity measure there would be no parade at all this year. Later it was decided to hold a smaller one than usual.
Security was very strict and soldiers were placed five yards (metres) apart along much of the route of the march. But there were no incidents.
Two days before, ???on Saturday (July 7) President Campora criticised world powers for seeking to disarm other nations while retaining weapons themselves. He strongly hinted that Argentina might seek to drastically modernise its own weaponry.