• Short Summary

    Israel staged the second day of its largest-ever military manoeuvres in the occupied Sinai peninsula on Monday (21 February), sending columns of black smoke over the desert as waves of Phantom jets and columns of tanks smashed their way through simulated Egyptian Soviet-style defence position only 55 miles (90 kms) east of the Suez Canal.

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    Israel staged the second day of its largest-ever military manoeuvres in the occupied Sinai peninsula on Monday (21 February), sending columns of black smoke over the desert as waves of Phantom jets and columns of tanks smashed their way through simulated Egyptian Soviet-style defence position only 55 miles (90 kms) east of the Suez Canal.

    Although planned in advance, the exercises coincided with a trip to Egypt by the Soviet Defence Minister, Marshal Andrei Grechko. He was on the last day of his visit, and inspected advance positions along the Suez Canal.

    The Israeli Chief of Staff, General David Elazar, watched various stages of the manoeuvres with Prime Minister Golda Meir and Defence Minister Moshe Dayan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ETD4B19E7FAKZ2LGP8138OYA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ETD4B19E7FAKZ2LGP8138OYA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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