Nasser and a VIP audience of top UAR officers, officials and foreign ambassadors reviewed a three-hour military parade marking the seventh anniversary of Egypt's July 23 Revolution.
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MS Oman rebel leader, Imam Ghaleb bin Ali, and his suite, now visiting Cairo
MS US and Soviet militari Attaches sitting cheek by joul.
GV Nasser in his car passing honour guard.
MS Nasser arriving and leaving the car.
MS Nasser on reviewing stand
MS Honour guards with banner
MS camel mounted frontier guards from Egypt and Syria
MS storm troops with green, helmets going by on double
MS Armoured personnel carriers roll by
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Various typed Soviet-made artilleries, including anti-aircraft, field guns, mortars and self-propelled SU-100 guns
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GV Soviet T-34 medium tanks
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Diff shots tanks incl. heavy JS-3 Soviet Tanks.
Jets passing in formation
MS light tanks passing, commanders saluting
MS Nasser saluting troops
MS National Guard girl soldiers from Egypt
MS Infantry troops
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Background: Nasser and a VIP audience of top UAR officers, officials and foreign ambassadors reviewed a three-hour military parade marking the seventh anniversary of Egypt's July 23 Revolution. As usual, the show was heavily weighted with Soviet equipment. But this year it was larger, more lavish and included also Egyptian-made Gomhuriya trailer planes.
Western military attaches reported no surprises. They said the most impressive equipment on display included the 55-ton Joseph Stalin-3 heavy tanks, the SU-100 self propelled guns, Mig-17s and Ilyushin 14s and 28s. British tanks and vehicles were also on display. Units from both Egypt and Syria participated. The Syrian participation was the largest in any parade held in Cairo since the creation of the UAR.