Carmel Newsreel II-024, July 16, 1949

20th of Tammuz, Israel Defence Forces Day

2 Minutes, 1949
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
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An Israeli flag flying and the symbol of the IDF on display. A large military display in a stadium. Air Force planes fly overhead. A wounded soldier sits in the audience with a nurse beside him. Soldiers stand in formation on the field. An audience sits on the bleachers. A military orchestra plays. A view of the reviewing stand with various dignitaries, including David Ben Gurion, Yosef Sprinzak, Rabbi Yehuda (Fishman) Maimon, Moshe Sharett, Dr. Chaim Weizmann and American Ambassador James McDonald. Various military units marching in the streets of Tel Aviv. A unit of soldier wearing keffiyehs. A rescue dog unit. A communications unit. Armored vehicles. Israeli Navy sailors drive by in jeeps. Soldiers mounted on horses. An audience watches from balconies and rooftops. The parade marches past the dais where Ben Gurion sits and observes.

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