• Short Summary

    HIGHLY-TRAINED ALSATIAN DOGS ARE PLAYING AN IMPORTANT SECURITY ROLE WITH FRENCH FORCES IN ALGERIA. THEIR?

  • Description

    HIGHLY-TRAINED ALSATIAN DOGS ARE PLAYING AN IMPORTANT SECURITY ROLE WITH FRENCH FORCES IN ALGERIA. THEIR ACUTE SENSE OF SMELL, SPEED, AND TOUGH FIGHTING SPIRIT HAVE PROVED INVALUABLE IN GUARDING DEFENCE POSTS AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. THE DOGS, MOSTLY ALSATIANS AND OTHER GERMAN BREEDS, ARE ALSO USED TO TRACK DOWN MINES CONCEALED ON RAILWAY TRACKS AND HIGHWAYS.

    EACH ANIMAL IS TRAINED ACCORDING TO ITS ABILITY TO BECOME A TRACKER OR WATCH DOG. TRAINING IS INTENSIVE -- WITH THE ACCENT ON STRICT DISCIPLINE. THE DOGS WORK CLOSELY WITH THEIR HANDLERS WHO FEED AND GROOM THEM DAILY, FORMING A FORMIDABLE COMBINATION OF FIGHTING MAN AND BEAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37MBXYIZKFLGXOGMVU5OGO7RC
    Media URN:
    VLVA37MBXYIZKFLGXOGMVU5OGO7RC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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