• Short Summary

    TO TEST THE DEFENCES OF WEST BERLIN, 1,200 MEN OF THE 5,000-MAN UNITED STATES GARRISON IN THE CITY MOVED INTO THE GRUNEWALD FOREST MARCH 6, FOR A THREE-DAY FIELD EXERCISE.

  • Description

    TO TEST THE DEFENCES OF WEST BERLIN, 1,200 MEN OF THE 5,000-MAN UNITED STATES GARRISON IN THE CITY MOVED INTO THE GRUNEWALD FOREST MARCH 6, FOR A THREE-DAY FIELD EXERCISE.

    COVERED IN A THICK OF SNOW, THE FOREST PRESENTED A REAL PROBLEM TO THE TANKS AND OTHER VEHICLES EMPLOYED IN THE EXERCISE. MOVING COMPARATIVELY NOISELESSLY THROUGH THE TREES, THE ECHOES OF THEIR MACHINE GUNS BROUGHT SHOWERS OF SNOW DOWN AMONG THE INFANTRYMEN CROUCHED IN DEFENSIVE POSITIONS.

    MUFFLED AGAINST THE BITING COLD, THE TROOPS LOOKED DECIDEDLY UNCOMFORTABLE AS THEY TRUDGED ALONG INTO POSITIONS DECIDED BY THE EXERCISE TACTICIANS, WHO SAY IT HAS BEEN "DESIGNED TO ENHANCE UNIT COMBAT CAPABILITIES."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5AHE88ME5FS5UTHBZ5GCR1UNW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AHE88ME5FS5UTHBZ5GCR1UNW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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