On the evening of May 15th President and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek gave a state banquet in honour of their distinguished visitor, His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, who had arrived in Taiwan the day before on a 5-day State visit.
G.V.Int. State dinner at President Chiang Kai-Shek's mansion, guests seated around table.
L.V. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, next to her is the Shah of Iran, next to him the President.
S.C.U. Ditto, waiter serving food.
L.V. Guests around table.
G.V. The next day, President Chiang Kai-Shek and Shah-cars arriving.
S.V. President steps out of car and is accompanied by the Shah, the Shah shakes hands with high ranking officers.
S.V. Shah and President walking up steps, towards receiving stand.
L.V. Shah and President on receiving stand.
S.V. Shah and President take the salute.
L.V. They take their seats.
G.V. Jet-bombing display.
S.C.U. Shah and President looking on.
G.V. Jet bombing.
G.V. Jet team fly past, Shah in foreground looking up.
G.V. Shah and President reviewing Naval ship in shipyard.
S.V. Ditto-car passes camera.
T.V. Naval guard on board ship.
L.V. Shah and President passing ships.
G.V. Cars following.
G.V. Shah and President in reviewing stand.
Air Shot. Jets fly overhead.
S.V. Shah and President looking on.
G.V. Amphibious landing by the navy.
G.V. Ditto-under fire.
G.V. Landing craft approaching shore.
G.V. Landing craft coming ashore.
S.V. Shah and President watching.
G.V. Troops leaving craft and running ashore.
L.V. Ditto under fire.
G.V. Troops running on beach.
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Background: On the evening of May 15th President and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek gave a state banquet in honour of their distinguished visitor, His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, who had arrived in Taiwan the day before on a 5-day State visit.
The Shah rode to the Presidential Palace at 8.30 p.m. and was greeted by President Chiang at the door of the residence. The Chinese Nationalist President was wearing his ceremonial gown adorned with medals; the Shah, formal evening dress.
The dinner was attended by some 200 high ranking Government officials and dignitaries.
The next day the King of Iran was accompanied by his host to an area in southern Taiwan to watch military and amphibious exercises.
These included amock war staged by a strong force of infantry and tanks and supporting jet fighter aircraft.
There was also an inspection at the Naval Academy, with an amphibious landing staged by the Navy as a climax. This was accompanied by a simulated air to ground joint attack.
His Imperial Highness was particularly impressed with the aerobatic display by the famed Chinese Air Force team in Thunderjet fighters. The King praised Free China's military prowess.