• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN INFANTRY AND ARMOURED UNITS STAGED ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST POSTWAR MANOEUVRES LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN INFANTRY AND ARMOURED UNITS STAGED ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST POSTWAR MANOEUVRES LAST WEEK. FOR SEVERAL DAYS, 10,000 TROOPS AND 600 TANKS FOUGHT MOCK BATTLES UNDER BITTER WINTER CONDITIONS IN THE LUNEBURG REGION, NORTHERN GERMANY.

    MANY OF THE TROOPS WERE YOUNG CONSCRIPTS EXPERIENCING THEIR FIRST TASTE OF REALISTIC COMBAT CONDITIONS AWAY FROM BASE. GENERAL VON TEMPELHOFF, COMMANDER OF THE EXERCISE, HAILED THE MANOEUVRES AS A BIG SUCCESS. "THE YOUNGSTERS PROVED THEIR MANHOOD BRAVELY IN THE COLD WEATHER", HE SAID.

    (WEST GERMANY HAS NO FORCES OTHER THAN THOSE UNDER NATO COMMAND. AT PRESENT SHE MAINTAINS NINE ARMY DIVISIONS - ABOUT 240,000 MEN. BY NEXT YEAR, SHE WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF 12 DIVISIONS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SYHH7MQW498SCE0IO9JFKJEP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SYHH7MQW498SCE0IO9JFKJEP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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