• Short Summary

    The U.S. aircraft carrier, "Forrestal", flagship of the U.S. Carrier Division Four, took on NATO?

  • Description

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1D5ZU63FAT1YE2HGTI2G0XKYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1D5ZU63FAT1YE2HGTI2G0XKYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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