Carmel Newsreel II-116, February 28, 1953

Arava Race 1953

1 Minute, 1953
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

The Arava race between Beer Sheva and Eilat, marking four years to the Eilat conquest. Military athletes embark on a three-day marathon from Beer Sheva to Eilat. The runners leave the starting point, pass Bedouin bystanders and run down Maale Haakravim. A commander unit soldier is the first to reach the finish line. President Yitzhak Ben Zvi attends a military ceremony marking Eilats conquest. The winning runner arrives at the ceremony carrying the Eilat Liberation Telegram and hands it to the ceremonys commanding officer.

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