• Short Summary

    THE ALLIED FORCES IN WEST BERLIN HAVE JUST COMPLETED A 30 HOUR FIELD EXERCISE.THE AIM?

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    THE ALLIED FORCES IN WEST BERLIN HAVE JUST COMPLETED A 30 HOUR FIELD EXERCISE.THE AIM OF THE EXERCISE WAS TO ENABLE THE BRITISH AMERICAN AND FRENCH FORCES TAKING PART TO OBSERVE EACH OTHER'S TACTICS AND MOVEMENTS UNDER OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS.

    THE ATTACKING FORCES WERE COMPOSED OF A BRITISH BATTALION, SUPPORTED BY TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES' 4TH BATTALION 18TH INFANTRY.UNITED STATES' HELICOPTER WERE USED AND A THIRD LINE OF SUPPORT WERE FRENCH AMX TANKS.

    DEFENDING WAS ANOTHER BRITISH BATTALION, THE 1ST GREEN JACKETS.THEY WERE SUPPORTED BY UNITED STATES' ARMOUR INCLUDING M.48 TANKS.

    THE EXERCISE BEGAN WITH THE ATTACKING FORCES LANDING A DECOY FORCE.THE OBJECT HERE WAS TO DISTRACT THE DEFENDERS WHILE A MAIN ASSAULT GROUP MOVED THROUGH THE GRUNEWALD FOREST AND CROSSED THE HAVE RIVER IN BRITISH ASSAULT CRAFT.

    SOME 2,000 MEN WERE INVOLVED IN THE EXERCISE, MAINLY BRITISH AND AMERICAN FORCES WITH A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF FRENCH TROOPS.

    SEVERAL EXERCISES OF THIS KIND HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE GRUNEWALD FOREST WHICH FAMILIARISE THE SOLDIERS WITH EACH OTHER'S TECHNIQUES AND BATTLE PROCEDURES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2IWG6UW8AOTK6QGG3GKSY3ZNB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IWG6UW8AOTK6QGG3GKSY3ZNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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