• Short Summary

    COMMANDOS WITH THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY WENT ON PARADE IN KINSHASA RECENTLY WITH A BIG DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR BATTLE TACTICS.

  • Description

    COMMANDOS WITH THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY WENT ON PARADE IN KINSHASA RECENTLY WITH A BIG DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR BATTLE TACTICS.

    THE COMMANDOS, UNDER COLONEL BUMBA, WENT ON PARADE BEFORE GENERAL MASIALA, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF DESIGNATE OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY.

    FOR A FEW HOURS, ONE SQUARE OF CONGO-KINSHASA MIGHT WELL HAVE BEEN A BATTLEFIELD AS THE COMMANDOS DEMONSTRATED THEIR TECHNIQUES OF CROSSING RIVERS, OVERCAME VARIOUS OBSTACLES THAT MIGHT STAND IN A SOLDIER'S WAY AND GAVE A DISPLAY OF GYMNASTICS.

    OF COURSE, MUCH OF THE BATTLE WAS SIMULATED -- ESPECIALLY THE RIVERS. FOR HIGH CLIFFS, THE COMMANDOS SUBSTITUTED A TALL BUILDING.

    BUT IT WAS A DISPLAY OF TECHNIQUES THAT ARE USED BY ARMIES THE WORLD OVER.

    SYNOPSIS: COMMANDOS MUST BE PREPARED TO GO ANYWHERE AND IN EQUATORIAL COUNTRY, RIVERS ARE INEVITABLE. INFLATABLE LIFE RAFTS ARE THE ANSWER, PARTICULARLY FOR A UNIT THAT MUST TRAVEL LIGHT.

    THEN THE SIMULATED BATTLE REALLY TOOK SHAPE. IF THE RIVER'S TOO SWIFT FOR LIFE RAFTS, THIS IS HOW THESE COMMANDOS GET ACROSS.

    DOWN A HIGH CLIFF REQUIRES A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE. BUT, OF COURSE, THERE ARE NO HIGH CLIFFS IN KINSHASA SO THIS WAS A SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE.

    EVEN JUNGLE-EQUIPPED COMMANDOS MUST HAVE LOGISTICS - SUPPLIES FOLLOWING UP BEHIND, SO VEHICLES ARE CALLED FOR. THEY, TOO, MUST CROSS RIVERS AND THIS IS HOW THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY DOES IT. OVERALL, IT WAS A DISPLAY OF TECHNIQUES THAT ARE USED BY ARMIES THE WORLD OVER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZM7SOAK3XOX4RGHAWH3PYPIU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZM7SOAK3XOX4RGHAWH3PYPIU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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