• Short Summary

    INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR SELECTED MEN OF THE WEST GERMANY ARMY, WHICH IS MAKING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO NATO DEFENCE.

  • Description

    1.
    SV OFFICER BRIEFING TROOPS.
    0.05

    2.
    CU OFFICER.
    0.07

    3.
    MV TROOPS.
    0.10

    4.
    SV TROOPS PRACTISE UNARMED COMBAT (5 SHOTS).
    0.45

    5.
    GV TROOPS OVER OBSTACLE COURSE
    0.53

    6.
    CU SOLDIER JUMPS FROM CAMOUFLAGED HIDE-OUT.
    1.06

    7.
    GV TROOPS IN HIDE-OUTS, SURPRISE AND CAPTURE PATROL.
    1.22

    8.
    SV TROOPS DESCEND CLIFF FACE.
    1.30

    9.
    LV SOLDIER DESCENDS CLIFF (2 SHOTS).
    1.44

    10.
    GV SOLDIER USES ANOTHER METHOD OF DESCENDING CLIFF.
    2.02



    Initials JM/V/CR/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR SELECTED MEN OF THE WEST GERMANY ARMY, WHICH IS MAKING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO NATO DEFENCE. AT THIS CAMP NEAR HAMMELBURG, IN WEST GERMANY, ABOUT 1000 MEN ARE UNDERGOING A YEAR'S COURSE BASED ON THE RIGOROUS TRAINING PROGRAMME OF THE AMERICAN RANGER CORPS.

    THE MEN MUST PASS THIS COURSE IF THEY ARE TO BECOME OFFICER CADETS AND EVENTUALLY PASS OUT AS OFFICERS.

    BASICALLY THEY ARE TAUGHT THE ART OF SELF-PRESERVATION AND SURVIVAL -- UNDER CONDITIONS WHERE THEY HAVE NO WEAPONS AND NO REGULAR FOOD SUPPLY FROM THEIR UNITS. THEY HAVE TO LIVE OFF THE LAND -- CATCHING HARES, RABBITS AND FISH, AND MAKING BREAD FROM TREE DARK!
    MAXIMUM EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON COMPLETE PHYSICAL FITNESS, AND GREAT ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE, AND THE VITAL ELEMENT OF SURPRISE IN UN-ARMED COMBAT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6EK1ZEYBT5SWRZY2V2SSN3F12
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EK1ZEYBT5SWRZY2V2SSN3F12
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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