• Short Summary

    A MILITARY EXERCISE HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE IN SENEGAL. THE OPERATION BEGAN AT THE END?

  • Description

    A MILITARY EXERCISE HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE IN SENEGAL. THE OPERATION BEGAN AT THE END OF LAST MONTH AND ENVISAGED A SITUATION IN WHICH SENEGAL WAS ATTACKED ACROSS ITS FRONTIER WITH GAMBIA BY AN INVADING FORCE USING HEAVILY ARMOURED MOTORISED COLUMNS.

    AT FIRST THE SENEGALESE FORCES WERE DRIVEN BACK AND THEN FRENCH PARATROOPERS WERE FLOWN IN FROM FRANCE. FRANCO-SENEGALESE FORCES THEN PREPARED FORTIFIED POSITION BEHIND THE RETREATING SENEGALESE FORCES AND RESISTED THE ENEMY. SOON AFTER THEY WERE ABLE TO RECAPTURE THE LOST TERRITORY.

    GENERAL DIALLO, CHIEF OF SENEGAL'S ARMED FORCES, WATCHED THE EXERCISE WITH OBSERVERS FROM FRANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TNIMWYI326BUSKOLAF3LC6DH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TNIMWYI326BUSKOLAF3LC6DH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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