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    Naval units of Japan's Defence Forces recently took part in an exercise off Izu Peninsula - southwest of Tokyo.

  • Description

    Naval units of Japan's Defence Forces recently took part in an exercise off Izu Peninsula - southwest of Tokyo.

    Held under the inspection of Admiral Mihara, manoeuvres involved most of the Japanese Navy/s tonnage of 111,000 - ranging from destroyers to costguard vessels with a total complement of some 33,000 officers and men. Air support was given by the Navy's 210 aircraft, mainly reconnaissance planes equipped with submarine detection radar.

    Japan's present navy is only a fraction of her former naval forces which included the 72,000-ton "Yamato", sunk off Okinawa in 1945. The country's combined manpower in the three services is given as 210,000, and the national budget is said to comprise 16% for defence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1FODBC8U55KXR7L4UVZ28SI08
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FODBC8U55KXR7L4UVZ28SI08
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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