• Short Summary

    On his last day as Israeli Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Haim Barlev told newsmen yesterday (Wednesday) that any attack on Israel would bring retaliation on an unprecedented scale.

  • Description

    On his last day as Israeli Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Haim Barlev told newsmen yesterday (Wednesday) that any attack on Israel would bring retaliation on an unprecedented scale. After four years as Israel's top military commander, he was able to declare that the country's borders were more secure than ever.

    Film from Visnews cameraman Itzchak Herbst, who covered General Barlev's farewell press conference, is preceded by library footage of one of his principal contributions to Israeli defence -- the heavily fortified Barlev Line along the Suez Canal.

    At his conference the General urged Egyptian President Sadat to seek a political solution to the Middle East confrontation. He went on to make a personal assessment of the effectiveness of Arab power:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50W4NPH84YF63CA9OBBZUVY8O
    Media URN:
    VLVA50W4NPH84YF63CA9OBBZUVY8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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