• Short Summary

    IN A DEMONSTRATION OF THE STATE OF PREPAREDNESS OF THE WEST GERMAN TERRITORIAL ARMY, THE 706 HEAVY PIONEER REGIMENT, UNDER THE COMMAND OF MILITARY DISTRICT IV SEPT 10 ERECTED A BRIDGE OVER THE RHINE IN 38 MINUTES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PONTOON SECTIONS BEING FLOATED INTO POSITION
    0.03

    2.
    LV DITTO
    0.07

    3.
    SV NATO OFFICERS
    0.11

    4.
    SV PONTOON SECTIONS SLIDE FROM LORRY INTO RIVER
    0.14

    5.
    SCU PAN.. DITTO
    0.17

    6.
    SV PONTOON SECTION BEING MOVED INTO POSITION
    0.20

    7.
    SV SECTION EBING LOCKED TOGETHER
    0.23

    8.
    TRAVEL SHOT.. ALONG PONTOON BRIDGE
    0.30

    9.
    LV NATO OFFICERS
    0.33

    10.
    LV COMPLETED PONTOON BRIDGE
    0.37

    11.
    SV PAN.. PIONEERS MARCH FROM BRIDGE
    0.41

    12.
    SV PAN.. TANK ONTO BRIDGE
    0.45

    13.
    ANGLE V.. DITTO
    0.49

    14.
    LV TANKS ACROSS PONTOON BRIDGE
    0.52

    15.
    SV PAN.. TANKS ONTO BRIDGE
    0.57

    16.
    SV MAP SHOWS BRIDGE ACROSS RHINE
    1.01

    17.
    AERIAL V.. ARMY VEHICLES USE PONTOON BRIDGE
    1.10



    Initials AW/V/WS/ES



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    Background: IN A DEMONSTRATION OF THE STATE OF PREPAREDNESS OF THE WEST GERMAN TERRITORIAL ARMY, THE 706 HEAVY PIONEER REGIMENT, UNDER THE COMMAND OF MILITARY DISTRICT IV SEPT 10 ERECTED A BRIDGE OVER THE RHINE IN 38 MINUTES. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS WATCHED BY NATO OFFICERS.

    THE NEW-TYPE PONTOON, THE SCHWIMMBRUECKENGERAET 50/80, CAN BE TRANSPORTED BY TRUCK IN SECTIONS, YET IS SUFFICIENTLY STRONG TO CARRY TANK TRAFFIC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69EGMHAFE6SMNGZLY5W5HSQN0
    Media URN:
    VLVA69EGMHAFE6SMNGZLY5W5HSQN0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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