• Short Summary

    Israeli infantry units and armoured forces were concentrated in the Negev Desert July 21 ready to commence large scale summer manoeuvres.

  • Description

    Israeli infantry units and armoured forces were concentrated in the Negev Desert July 21 ready to commence large scale summer manoeuvres. During the exercise - combining speed, fire-power armoured columns and planes and initiative of commanders in the field - troops, armoured columns and planes were tested against tactics likely to be employed by enemy forces.

    Israeli Chief-of-Staff Rav-Aluf Laskov - who arrived at his observation point by helicopter - said that the speed and flexibility of the combined forces, infantry, engineers, artillery and Air Force were necessary to obtain a quick decision in battle. Cooperation between military engineers and armoured units were tested as tanks and other vehicles covered difficult ground.

    The objective of the Israeli forces in the exercise - lasting several days - was supposed fortified concentration held by an enemy division.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31XIWNJY2P3O2NNMS6C7BZT8P
    Media URN:
    VLVA31XIWNJY2P3O2NNMS6C7BZT8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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