• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S SECOND BIG AIRLIFT EXERCISE OF LAND TROOPS IN THE FAR EAST HAS BEEN COMPLETED.?

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    AMERICA'S SECOND BIG AIRLIFT EXERCISE OF LAND TROOPS IN THE FAR EAST HAS BEEN COMPLETED. IN A HUGE OPERATION THOUSAND OF COMBAT AND SUPPORT TROOPS WERE AIRLIFTED FROM HAWAII TO OKINAWA IN PREPARATION FOR FORTHCOMING EXERCISES.

    FILM SHOWS TROOPS ARRIVING AT THE KADENA AIRBASE ON OKINAWA AFTER THE TRANS-PACIFIC FLIGHT.

    THE MEN'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING TANKS, GUNS AND TRANSPORT WERE BROUGHT TO OKINAWA BY SEA. HOWEVER, THE EXERCISE PROVED TO U.S. MILITARY PLANNERS THAT WITHIN 8 HOURS THEY COULD MOVE THOUSANDS OF TROOPS TO ANY VITAL STRATEGIC AREA.

    THE SUCCESS OF THE OPERATION COULD INFLUENCE FUTURE DISPOSITIONS OF U.S. TROOPS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA. AS A RESULT THOUSANDS OF TROOPS NOW STATIONED IN JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE PHILIPPINES COULD BE WITHDRAWN TO AMERICAN SOIL ON A STAND-BY BASIS IN THE EVENT OF ANY EMERGENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YZFVDTAPQFQ4M81HJTK0EUR3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YZFVDTAPQFQ4M81HJTK0EUR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1964
    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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