• Short Summary

    Generals Asensio and Cerda together with several foreign Military Attaches attend the tactical exercises in Fuentidue?a de Tajo called "Operation Tentaculo".

  • Description

    Generals Asensio and Cerda together with several foreign Military Attaches attend the tactical exercises in Fuentidue?a de Tajo called "Operation Tentaculo".

    Two hundred paratroopers of the 7th Company of the 2nd Wing of the Land Army, under Capt. Sanchez Luque, put to test their excellent training and fighting capacity.

    The two armies in the fake battle - the Blues and the Reds - have their theoretical borders in the central cordillera. The Blues, try by dropping paratroopers to blow several bridges vital for their advance. The paratroopers begin to drop after the leading patrols in charge of buoying and reconnoitering have landed. They descend on the district to the west of Fuentidue?a as planned by the Staff.

    A gust of wind deflects some of the troops who fall over the housetops, but their swift manoeuvring avoids all obstacles and they can immediately establish contact with the rest of the force.

    The Commandos move in different directions over the respective objectives. The soldiers in fighting line reach the highroad and assault the town which is seized by them together with the hil and the bridges.

    The Operation has been carried out with minute accuracy and in perfect order.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29KLQT97FT9LEIXT20E7C1VG6
    Media URN:
    VLVA29KLQT97FT9LEIXT20E7C1VG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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