• Short Summary

    Observers from North Atlantic Organization countries were present when an "Honest John" artillery rocket was fired at Kalunborg, Denmark, May 10.

  • Description

    Observers from North Atlantic Organization countries were present when an "Honest John" artillery rocket was fired at Kalunborg, Denmark, May 10. Denmark is the first NATO country outside the USA to fire this missile, although the Greek Army tested it near Salonika, Feb 17.

    The "Honest John" can be fitted with a nuclear war-head, but those sent to Denmark will not be so equipped. There have already been minor Danish demonstrations against the new weapon, and police have arrested some Danes said to be spying on firing ramps built for "Nike" anti-aircraft rockets - also obtained from the USA.

    "Honest John" has a range of 18 miles, and when fired from the Kalunborg range will land in the sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1XVO7KIDFQOESQ2PMVL0J5VH9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XVO7KIDFQOESQ2PMVL0J5VH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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