• Short Summary

    Coded announcements over Israel Radio began the country's biggest-ever military mobilisation exercise on Sunday (25 August).

  • Description

    Coded announcements over Israel Radio began the country's biggest-ever military mobilisation exercise on Sunday (25 August).

    The radio fired off a series of secret slogans, each designed to call up a fighting unit or order civilian vehicles into service. The people affected by the announcements left their homes and places of work and formed long queues in the streets, waiting for their turn to report for duty. Civilian cars were stopped by the army and filled up with reservists on their way to call-up centres.

    The Israeli General Headquarters said that the 24-hour exercise was to test improvements in the rapid call-up system since it was used in the Middle East war last October. There has been some criticism that Israel, which has a relatively small standing army, was slow to mobilise its reserve forces when the Arabs attacked in 1973.

    United Nations representatives and ambassadors in Israel have been warned that this alert is merely an exercise and not the real thing in order to avoid misunderstandings in neighbouring Arab countries.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HNQWMJI90TI0FL9EBRWBQJHS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HNQWMJI90TI0FL9EBRWBQJHS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment