• Short Summary

    TANKS ROLLED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN A MASSIVE NATO FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE, FORMING THE SECOND STAGE OF LAST WEEK'S OCEAN-SPANNING OPERATION "BIG LIFT." THE 15,000 "HELL ON WHEELS" MEN OF THE 2ND U.

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    TANKS ROLLED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN A MASSIVE NATO FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE, FORMING THE SECOND STAGE OF LAST WEEK'S OCEAN-SPANNING OPERATION "BIG LIFT." THE 15,000 "HELL ON WHEELS" MEN OF THE 2ND U.S. ARMOURED DIVISION -- FLOWN FROM TEXAS TO WEST GERMANY IN THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRLIFT -- BEGAN GRAPPLING WITH THE "ENEMY," THE RHINE-BASED 3RD U.S. ARMOURED DIVISION.

    THE EXERCISES ARE TAKING PLACE IN MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY NORTH OF FRANKFURT. TANKS AND TROOPS-CARRIERS ROARED THROUGH COBBLED VILLAGE STREETS TODAY S THE 2ND ARMOURED BROUGHT UP REINFORCEMENTS.

    DURING THE SEVEN-DAY MANOEUVRE, 40,000 MEN WILL BE LOCKED IN A MOCK BATTLE TESTING THE ABILITY OF U.S.-BASED STRATEGIC RESERVISTS TO SWING INTO ACTION WITHIN A WEEK OF STARTING A TRANSATLANTIC AIRLIFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UMU4DRZQVFGS9SHLMK7N6STA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UMU4DRZQVFGS9SHLMK7N6STA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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