• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ESSEX", WHICH REACHED HAMBURG, JAN 6, ESCORTED BY SEVERAL ANTI-SUBMARINE UNITS OF THE AMERICAN NAVY, WAS OPEN TO THE WEST GERMAN PUBLIC, JAN 7.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ESSEX", WHICH REACHED HAMBURG, JAN 6, ESCORTED BY SEVERAL ANTI-SUBMARINE UNITS OF THE AMERICAN NAVY, WAS OPEN TO THE WEST GERMAN PUBLIC, JAN 7.

    SOME 3,500 PEOPLE HAD ALREADY GONE ABOARD FOR A LOOK AROUND DURING THE PREVIOUS AFTERNOON, AND ON JAN 7 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN SWARMED OVER THE DECKS OF THE MORE THAN 900-FOOT LONG 44,000-TONNER TO SEE SOME OF HER 48 AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS.

    THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THE NEARLY 5,000 OFFICERS AND MEN ABOARD THE AMERICAN VESSELS, COMMANDED BY REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE P.KOCH, ARE RESERVISTS CALLED BACK INTO SERVICE IN VIEW OF THE BERLIN CRISIS.

    SOME OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN ARE TO VISIT BERLIN BY AIR AND RAIL, AND TO BE TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE EAST-WEST GERMAN BORDER, BEFORE THE VESSELS CONTINUE THEIR VOYAGE, PROBABLY TO SPAIN OR PORTUGAL. THE "ESSEX" AND HER ESCORTS WILL NOT RETURN TO BASE UNTIL NEXT MARCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1LMCJM92M5Z0HGGODT7IXXQQT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LMCJM92M5Z0HGGODT7IXXQQT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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