• Short Summary

    IN WESTERN GERMANY OCTOBER 9TH, THE BIGGEST ARMY MANOEUVRE FOR SEVEN YEARS BEGAN AT DAWN.

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  • Description

    IN WESTERN GERMANY OCTOBER 9TH, THE BIGGEST ARMY MANOEUVRE FOR SEVEN YEARS BEGAN AT DAWN.

    CALLED EXERCISE SPEARPOINT, THE FIRST PHASE AIMED AT THE WESER BRIDGE NEAR BREMEN, GUARDED BY SOME OF THE 30,000 BRITISH TROOPS WHO ARE TRYING TO REPULSE THE AMERICAN ATTACK.

    FIRST LIGHT SAW THE ANTICIPATED AIRBORNE ASSAULT BY TWO COMPANIES OF AMERICAN TROOPS, LATER TO BE BUILT UP TO FULL BATTLE STRENGTH OF FIFTEEN HUNDRED MEN.

    IN THE NEXT SIX DAYS EXERCISE SPEARPOINT WILL TEST THE MOBILITY OF BOTH SIDES. ANOTHER OBJECTIVE - TO SEE HOW LONG AN ATTACKING FORCE CAN BE OBTAINED WITHOUT RESORT TO THE NUCLEAR DEVICES BOTH SIDES HAVE IN RESERVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47TP2EZGK3UZF87PKC5Z9XQUD
    Media URN:
    VLVA47TP2EZGK3UZF87PKC5Z9XQUD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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