• Short Summary

    Reporters and photographers were invited to watch the training of the first class of 27 sky-marshals at the training centre in Fort Dix, New Jersey, on Saturday (October 10).

  • Description

    Reporters and photographers were invited to watch the training of the first class of 27 sky-marshals at the training centre in Fort Dix, New Jersey, on Saturday (October 10). But security was so tight, they saw only stand-ins who went through a simulated lecture and judo-training. The head of the training centre, General Benjamin Davis explained the secrecy.

    The reporters who visited the school were originally told that they could only film the marshals from the rear for security reasons, but at the last moment they saw only stand-ins. The stand-ins were, however, the Military Police who will instruct the marshals' instructors. They were given a simulated lecture in an old-fashioned twin-engined aircraft instead of a modern jet:
    The instructors gave reporters an exhibition of the judo exercises they teach the sky-marshals. A total of 880 men will take the five-day course. The Chief sky-marshal, General Benjamin Davis, was asked to explain all the secrecy:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2CEQFKYN6TWCTS853IPHAQJ0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CEQFKYN6TWCTS853IPHAQJ0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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