• Short Summary

    The zone in the province of Lerida bordered by Tremp, La Cerdana, Plana de Vich and the plains of Urgel, between the Segre and Llobregat rivers, is the setting selected by the High Command of the Spanish Army wherein to carry out long range military manoeuvres in which fighting units of the Land and Air Armies, with up-to-date equipment, participate.

  • Description

    The zone in the province of Lerida bordered by Tremp, La Cerdana, Plana de Vich and the plains of Urgel, between the Segre and Llobregat rivers, is the setting selected by the High Command of the Spanish Army wherein to carry out long range military manoeuvres in which fighting units of the Land and Air Armies, with up-to-date equipment, participate.

    Lt. Gen. Don Pablo Martin Alonso, Captain General of the Military District of Catalonia, arrives to take part in the manoeuvres. As director of the tactical fake battle he immediately gets in touch with the respective officers in-command.

    Once the troops have been concentrated, the artillery opens fire attacking the positions of the enemy, and covers with its blasts the ground which the Infantry has to assault under the protection of automatic guns.

    The object of these manoeuvres, as stated later on by the War Minister, has been to study the possibilities of a great unit essentially constituted by a mountain group, a normal group and a motorized section, all of them fighting in a mountainous district poorly communicated as usually happens in Spain.

    Lt. Gen. Barroso, War Minister, accompanied by the Staff Chiefs and by the Chiefs of different Military Districts and chiefs of some of the fighting units, witness the progress of the operations.

    The ever increasing importance of land-air cooperation, absolutely attained in these tests, has also been one of the main objectives of these exercises.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3H65FX3T3P529K7QOEE32EDHB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H65FX3T3P529K7QOEE32EDHB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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