• Short Summary

    About 3,000 British troops of the Parachute late last night when 29 Fabulist Exercise. It?

  • Description

    About 3,000 British troops of the Parachute late last night when 29 Fabulist Exercise. It all started late last night when 29 Paratroopers were dropped at Prastio near Morphou.

    These 29 men, specialised members of the Brigade's Pathfinder platoon, were dropped from a Hastings aircraft and descended through a lightning streaked sky.

    630 paratroopers dropped early in the morning from nine Beverly transporters and 15 Hastings. These men of the 2nd Para Regt. played the part of the enemy and assumed to be seizing the asbestos mines of Amiandos.

    About 5,30 of the afternoon 1,000 paratroopers part of the strategic reserve was dropped at Prastio and went into action against the "aggressors".

    Due to strong wind which prevail during day time,the paratroopers were drooped at night.

    Following scenes part of the Exercise Fabulist which took part this morning at Prastio (Morphou) area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4QPAKGIWX3A59FPSDSZQQWXZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QPAKGIWX3A59FPSDSZQQWXZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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