• Short Summary

    ISRAELI TROOPS STARTED FULL SCALE MANOEUVRES IN THE JUDEAN DESERT NEAR THE DEAD SEA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) PRIOR TO BEING POSTED TO THE AREA.

  • Description

    ISRAELI TROOPS STARTED FULL SCALE MANOEUVRES IN THE JUDEAN DESERT NEAR THE DEAD SEA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) PRIOR TO BEING POSTED TO THE AREA. A CENTRE FOR GUERILLA ACTIVITY AGAINST ISRAEL IN THE PAST, THE HILLS IN THE AREA WILL BE NOW MANNED BY A STRONG FORCE OF TROOPS IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL THE ARABS.

    THE MANOEUVRES ARE BEING CARRIED OUT IN DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING AS THE TROOPS SUPPORTED BY HELICOPTERS, TANKS AND ARTILLERY MOVED OUT ONTO THE DESERT. THE SOLDIERS MADE THEIR WAY ALONG THE MAJOR ROAD IN THE AREA. THEY CHECKED FOR LAND MINES AS THEY WENT AND EACH MINE WAS MARKED FOR THE FOLLOWING ENGINEERS TO DEFUSE.

    WATCHING OVER THE MANOEUVRES WAS GENERAL RAHAVAM SE'EVI OF CENTRAL COMMAND.

    THE OPERATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO ACQUAINT NEW RECRUITS IN TO THE ISRAELI ARMY WITH DESERT OPERATIONS AND ANTI-GUERILLA TACTICS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA45PXEANJ7852Z0OIOEXXMBN40
    Media URN:
    VLVA45PXEANJ7852Z0OIOEXXMBN40
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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