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    FRANCE AND MALAGASY HAVE JUST COMPLETED A FOUR DAY JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE AT DIEGO SUAREZ IN THE NORTHERN PART OF MALAGASY.

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    FRANCE AND MALAGASY HAVE JUST COMPLETED A FOUR DAY JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE AT DIEGO SUAREZ IN THE NORTHERN PART OF MALAGASY. AT THE COMPLETION OF THE EXERCISE, PRESIDENT TSIRANANA INSPECTED DETACHMENTS ABOARD THE FRENCH AIRCRAFT CARRIER, CLEMENCEAU.

    MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND MEN TOOK PART IN THE MANOEUVRES- CODENAMED OPERATION LEMURIENS. THEY INCLUDED FRENCH MARINES, MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION AND MALAGASY MILITARY PERSONNEL. THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER CLEMENCEAU, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST WARSHIP IN THE FRENCH FLEET, HAD THE MAIN ROLE IN THE EXERCISE. MEN WERE LANDED FROM THE CARRIER TO TEST THE DEFENCES OF THE DIEGO SUAREZ BASE, WHICH IS USED BY THE FRENCH ARMY AND NAVY. THE EXERCISE WAS DIRECTED BY GENERAL ANDRE LAVERGNE, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE FRENCH ARMED FORCES IN THE SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN, BRIGADIER DE LA BORDERIE, COMMANDER OF THE FRENCH AIRFORCE IN THE AREA AND GENERAL GABRIEL RAMANANTSOA, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE MALAGASY ARMED FORCES. PRESIDENT TSIRANANA WATCHED THE LAST DAY OF THE EXERCISE AND THEN MADE HIS INSPECTION OF THE CLEMENCEAU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3982Q7SQ9TICHEDERLR2VJCYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3982Q7SQ9TICHEDERLR2VJCYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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