Carmel Herzeliyya Newsreel 591, 1971

Israels 23rd Independence Day

6 Minutes, 1971
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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A special broadcast for the 23rd Independence Day of the state of Israel. Archive footage documents Memorial Days and Independence Days from previous years: in military cemeteries, bereaved families cry over the graves of their loved ones and ceremonies are held on Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel; at his official residence in Jerusalem, former President of Israel Yitzhak Ben Zvi awards decorations to outstanding soldiers (some of them injured); afterward, at the torch ceremony on Mount Herzl, Speaker of the Knesset Kadish Luz lights the central torch, announcing the opening of Independence Day; many Israelis celebrate in parties in the cities streets; during the night, citizens place chairs along the course of tomorrows military parade; in the parade, many people watch and Israeli Air Force aerobatic display, an armored column, an infantry column, and an exhibition of missiles.
On the 23rd Independence Day, a parachuting display is held in front of the beach of Tel Aviv. Female soldiers sit in Nord planes and eventually jump out and parachute in front of a large crowd. After they land in the water, the parachutists are carried to shore aboard boats and helicopters. Later, Fouga CM-170 Magister, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, and A-4 Skyhawk planes fly in an aerobatic show above Tel Aviv.

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