• Short Summary

    JORDAN'S TOUGH COMMANDO UNIT KNOWN SIMPLY AS THE SPECIAL FORCE, IS UNDERGOING RIGOROUS TRAINING NEAR THE CAPITAL OF AMMAN.

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    JORDAN'S TOUGH COMMANDO UNIT KNOWN SIMPLY AS THE SPECIAL FORCE, IS UNDERGOING RIGOROUS TRAINING NEAR THE CAPITAL OF AMMAN.

    FORMED AFTER THE SIX-DAY ARAB-ISRAELI WAR OF 1967, THE SPECIAL FORCE IS TRAINED IN AIRBORNE INVASION TACTICS AS WELL AS CONVENTIONAL FIGHTING METHODS.

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A WESTERN CAMERAMAN HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO FILM THE SPECIAL FORCE IN TRAINING.

    THE SPECIAL FORCE IS PUT THROUGH A TOUGH TRAINING COURSE NOT UNLIKE THAT OF BRITAIN'S FAMOUS RED BERETS. THE TRAINING INCLUDES HAND TO HAND FIGHTING, MOUNTAIN TRAINING; RIVER CROSSING, AND THE ALL-IMPORTANT AIRBORNE TRAINING.

    MUCH OF ISRAEL'S ARMY IS TRAINED IN AIRBORNE TACTICS AND WITH ISRAEL USING HELICOPTERS TO AIRLIFT ITS FORCES INTO BATTLEZONES, JORDAN HAS BEEN PREPARING HER SPECIAL FORCE FOR THIS TYPE OF FIGHTING.

    AMONG THE VITAL TRAINING FOR THE SPECIAL FORCE IS ITS PARACHUTE WORK.....THE MEN MAKE SIMULATED PARACHUTE DROPS BY JUMPING FROM SPECIAL 60-FOOT HIGH TOWERS, SINGLY AT FIRST THEN IN CLOSE GROUPS.

    WHILE THE WAR TRAINING GOES ON THE REAL FIGHTING IS NOT FAR AWAY....EVERY FEW DAYS JORDANIAN FORCES CLASH WITH ISRAELI FORCES ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER. MACHINE GUN AND ARTILLERY FIRE-AND SOMETIMES ROCKETS-ARE EXCHANGED AS THE MOOD OF THE MIDDLE EAST CONTINUES TENSE AND UNEASY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32NIIUTG12IMIS6X3O8ELNT63
    Media URN:
    VLVA32NIIUTG12IMIS6X3O8ELNT63
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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