Carmel Newsreel II-009, December 11, 1948

Opening Hagevura Road to Jerusalem

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Workers pave a road on the backdrop of Latrun and the Judean Mountains. A festive inauguration ceremony of Hagevura Road. An entourage of dignitaries arrives, among them Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, Chief of Staff Yaakov Dori and Golda Meir. Soldiers on horseback and an honor guard stand at the ceremony grounds. Soldiers fire a barrage of shells. A large crowd is present. Ben Gurion and Chief of Staff Yaakov Dori speak to the audience, followed by actress Hanna Rovina. Ben Gurion and Engineer Corps Commander Moshe Rafaeli lay the cornerstone for a monument to the fallen soldiers of Operation Nachshon. An army parade marches. Soldiers pass dignitary podium and salute Ben Gurion and Dori.

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