The U.S. aircraft carrier, "Forrestal", flagship of the U.S. Carrier Division Four, took on NATO?
A general view of the "Forrestal" at Phalaron Bay.
The carrier's mast and bridge with radars, etc.
An "enemy" attack has been reported; two F4D-1 and two A4-2 take off from the "Forrestal".
National Defence School members follow the manoeuvres.
The "enemy" dropped an A-bomb against the Carrier; the bomb is seen exploding by the "Forrestal".
The "enemy" is "chased" by Forrestal's planes.
The "enemy" is back and attacks the carrier with rockets; they are seen exploding around the ship.
The "enemy" withdrew and the exercise is over; everybody now leaves the landing deck, for the planes are returning to their base: the Forrestal.
The officers and other NATO officials watch the return of the plane.
One by one planes land on the Carrier after a successful operation.
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Background: The U.S. aircraft carrier, "Forrestal", flagship of the U.S. Carrier Division Four, took on NATO and Greek Defence chiefs at Phaleron Bay, near Athens, Greece, April 5, for a first-hand inspection of the ship carrying out manoeuvres during mock nuclear bombing attacks in the Aegean next day, April 6.
"Enemy" aircraft attacked the 78,000-ton carrier some 50 miles south of the Dardsnelles, with dummy atomic bombs and rockets.
The carrier struck back - launching its supersonic fighters to force off the attack planes.
"Forestall" - and its sister ship "Saratoga" - which caught fire off Crete in January - are the backbone of NATO naval force in the Mediterranean. Its strength lies in aircraft capable of going out 1,000 miles from the carriers to cover an area of some 3 1/2M square miles.