• Short Summary

    ABOUT 150 UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIERS ARE REGULARLY BEING TRAINED AT A SPECIAL ADVANCE TRAINING COMBAT ACADEMY CLOSE TO THE ARMISTICE LINE BORDER WITH NORTH KOREA.

  • Description

    ABOUT 150 UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIERS ARE REGULARLY BEING TRAINED AT A SPECIAL ADVANCE TRAINING COMBAT ACADEMY CLOSE TO THE ARMISTICE LINE BORDER WITH NORTH KOREA.

    IN ADDITION TO THEIR RUGGED TRAINING PROGRAMME - WHICH INCLUDES MOUNTAINEERING, ESCAPE AND EVASION, DEMOLITION AND COUNTER-GUERILLA WARFARE - THE TROOPS ALSO PATROL NEAR THE DEMILITARISED ZONE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA.

    CAMOUFLAGED AND HEAVILY-ARMED - WITH LIVE AMMUNITION - THE ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE NEAR THE DEMILITARISED ZONE FOR REAL-LIFE PATROLLING AS WELL AS TO LEARN THE TECHNIQUES OF COUNTERING INFILTRATING SUBVERSIVES WHO MIGHT BE BENT ON SABOTAGE AND HARRASSMENT.

    NEARLY 2,000 MEN ARE TRAINED AT THE ACADEMY IN THREE-WEEK COURSES DURING EACH YEAR.

    AS IN VIETNAM, MUCH USE IS MADE OF THE HELICOPTER IN THIS SORT OF ANTI-GUERILLA TRAINING.

    LIVING ON PACKED RATIONS, THE ACADEMY STUDENTS IN FACT LIVE AS THOUGH THEY WERE ON ACTIVE SERVICE, SLEEPING IN COMBAT TENTS AND BUNKERS, THEIR WEAPONS EVER READY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24O2P7UMAC3D75AYWTKUTLTLB
    Media URN:
    VLVA24O2P7UMAC3D75AYWTKUTLTLB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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