• Short Summary

    CIVIL DEFENCE GUARDS, ASSISTED BY MORE THAN 50,000 TROOPS, TOOK PART IN AN AIR-DEFENCE EXERCISE IN TAIWAN ON JUNE 26.

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    CIVIL DEFENCE GUARDS, ASSISTED BY MORE THAN 50,000 TROOPS, TOOK PART IN AN AIR-DEFENCE EXERCISE IN TAIWAN ON JUNE 26.ALTHOUGH CENTRED ON THE CAPITAL, TAIPEI, THE EXERCISE EXTENDED THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

    DUBBED "OPERATION SKY GOD NO I.", THE EXERCISE WAS HIGHLY ORGANISED WITH THE INTENT OF TESTING THE MANY BRANCHES OF THE COUNTRY'S CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANISATION.FIRE-FIGHTING TEAMS, FIRST-AID POSTS, AND STREET-FIGHTING UNITS QUICKLY WENT INTO ACTION THE MOMENT THE ALERT WENT."ENEMY" PARATROOPERS WERE DROPPED IN TO PADDY-FIELDS, AND SECTIONS OF TROOPS WERE CALLED OUT TO DEAL WITH THE "INVADERS."
    ALL TRAIN SERVICES THROUGHOUT TAIWAN STOPPED DURING THE HOURS OF THE EXERCISE, WHILE SHUNGSHAN AIRPORT WAS PUT UNDER STRICT SECURITY CONTROL IN RESPONSE TO THE MILITARY REQUEST FOR FULL CO-OPERATION FROM THE PUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FNFC30C4YR6TRWOUX713WGQE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FNFC30C4YR6TRWOUX713WGQE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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