• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 1,600 WEST GERMAN TROOPS LEFT THEIR GARRISONS IN SOUTH AND SOUTH-WEST GERMANY, OCT 28, TO TRAIN IN FRANCE FOR FOUR WEEKS, IT WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED IN BONN.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 1,600 WEST GERMAN TROOPS LEFT THEIR GARRISONS IN SOUTH AND SOUTH-WEST GERMANY, OCT 28, TO TRAIN IN FRANCE FOR FOUR WEEKS, IT WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED IN BONN. AND OCT 29, THE FIRST GROUP ARRIVED AT MOURMELON, A SHORT DISTANCE FROM REIMS IN NORTH-EASTERN FRANCE.

    THE TRAINING IS EXPECTED TO BE SIMILAR TO THAT CARRIED OUT BY THE GROUP OF WEST GERMAN OFFICERS AND MEN THAT VISITED CASTLEMARTIN, IN WALES, UK, RECENTLY. GERMAN TROOPS HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN TRAINING IN FRANCE SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.

    AS A FURTHER MEASURE TO IMPROVE THE READINESS OF THE WEST GERMAN FORCES, BETWEEN 2,000 AND 5,000 RESERVISTS WILL BE CALLED UP EACH MONTH, BEGINNING NOV 2, FOR A PERIOD OF TRAINING VARYING FROM FOUR WEEKS FOR ORDINARY TROOPS TO A MAXIMUM OF EIGHT WEEKS FOR SPECIALISTS. THERE ARE ABOUT 200,000 AND 5,000 RESERVISTS WILL BE CALLED UP EACH MONTH, BEGINNING NOV 1, FOR A PERIOD OF TRAINING VARYING FROM FOUR WEEKS FOR ORDINARY TROOPS TO A MAXIMUM OF EIGHT WEEKS FOR SPECIALISTS. THERE ARE ABOUT 200,000 RESERVISTS IN THE BUNDESWEHR, COVERING THE CONSCRIPTION AGE GROUPS BORN BETWEEN 1937 AND 1941. THIS LATEST MEASURE WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF MEN UNDER ARMS IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC TO AROUND 365,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4FZ2SBVC1HW2AI4IMUIZY3AI7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FZ2SBVC1HW2AI4IMUIZY3AI7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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