• Short Summary

    A FULL-SCALE SEARCH IS UNDERWAY IN THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE NORTH SEA RELICS OF THE WORLD WAR TWO.

  • Description

    1.
    LV & GV MINE SWEEPERS IN HARBOUR IN DEN HELDER (3 SHOTS)
    0.15

    2.
    CU NAME OF VESSEL "BROUWERSHAVEN"
    0.25

    3.
    LV & GV AIRCRAFT CARRIER "KAREL DOORMAN" (2 SHOTS)
    0.32

    4.
    GV PAN MINESWEEPERS IN HARBOUR
    0.38

    5.
    LV & GV INT. NATO COMANDERS AT CONFERENCE BEFORE START OF SWEEP (2 SHOTS)
    0.51

    6.
    GV MINESWEEPERS LEAVING HARBOUR (2 SHOTS)
    1.03

    7.
    GV MINESWEEPER AT SEA
    1.11

    8.
    GV ANOTHER MINESWEEPER AT SEA
    1.15

    9.
    LV MINE IS EXPLODED AT SEA
    1.27

    10.
    GV, SV & CU RECOVERED MINES ABROAD FRENCH SHIP (7 SHOTS)
    1.49

    11.
    GV MINESWEEPER CONTINUES SWEEP
    1.50



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A FULL-SCALE SEARCH IS UNDERWAY IN THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE NORTH SEA RELICS OF THE WORLD WAR TWO. WARSHIPS - MOSTLY MINESWEEPERS FROM FIVE NATIONS ARE TAKING PART IN OPERATION NEW BROOM A MONTH-LONG MINESWEEPING EXERCISE AIMED AT WIDENING AND MAKING SAFER MERCHANT SHIPPING ROUTES OFF THE NORTH WEST COAST.

    SIXTY SIX SHIPS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, BELGIUM, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS AND NORWAY CLEARING A SECTION OF THE NORTH SEA 60 NAUTICAL MILES LONG AND 6 1/2 NAUTICAL MILES WIDE (95 KMS AND 10 KMS). THE AREA IS OFF THE DUTCH COAST - AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY MINED AREAS IN THE LAST WAR BY BOTH GERMANY AND THE ALLIES. MERCHANT SHIPS WHICH USE THE AREA WHILE ON THEIR WAY TO NORTH EUROPEAN PORTS FREQUENTLY REPORT THE PRESENCE OF MINES
    OVERALL OPERATIONAL COMMAND FOR THE EXERCISE IS BY ADMIRAL DE JONCE ELLEMEER OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY, FROM HIS FLAGSHIP THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER KAREL DOORMAN.

    THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE OPERATION MET WITH SOME SUCCESS - SEVERAL MINES WERE RECOVERED INCLUDING A TYPE LAYED BY BRITISH AIRCRAFT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21T01DI6HDHW6J7CTRU94D88S
    Media URN:
    VLVA21T01DI6HDHW6J7CTRU94D88S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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