• Short Summary

    THREE MORE OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE'S HUGE B-52 JET BOMBERS ARRIVED AT THE KADENA AIRBASE NEAR OKINAWA IN JAPAN THIS WEEK DESPITE FROM LOCAL PEOPLE.

  • Description

    THREE MORE OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE'S HUGE B-52 JET BOMBERS ARRIVED AT THE KADENA AIRBASE NEAR OKINAWA IN JAPAN THIS WEEK DESPITE FROM LOCAL PEOPLE.

    THE MAYOR OF KADENA AND THE SPEAKER OF THE VILLAGE ASSEMBLY HAVE HANDED OVER A DEMAND FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE BOMBERS, BUT THE COMMANDER OF THE BASE REPLIED ONLY THAT THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HAS AS ONE OF ITS FUNCTIONS, THE DEFENCE OF OKINAWA.

    THE EIGHT - ENGINED JETS ARE PARKED BEHIND A HIGH WALL, UNDER HEAVY GUARD. OUTSIDE THE BASE, MEN AND WOMEN WORK IN THEIR FIELDS. IT'S NOT THE ONLY WORK THAT'S DONE HERE....AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN FOR COMBAT, PRACTISING ATTACK LANDING FROM HELICOPTERS.

    THERE'S ALSO BEEN A BIG INCREASE IN TRAFFIC IN MILITARY VEHICLES. THEY DRIVE IN CONVOY THROUGH THE STREETS OF KADENA, CARRYING AMMUNITION AND BOMBS THAT WILL BE USED IN VIETNAM. THERE ARE ALSO TEST FIRINGS OF HAWK ANTI - AIRCRAFT MISSILES AT THE BASE.

    THE VILLAGERS' MAIN WORRY HAS BEEN THE POSSIBILITY THAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT INTO KADENA. THERE'S ALREADY BEEN A PROTEST RALLY OUTSIDE THE GATES OF THE BASE, BUT OFFICIALS REFUSED TO MAKE ANY COMMENT ON WHETHER OR NOT H-BOMBS ARE KEPT THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TXVZ7RIP5PAJ5DOAR6NJ786B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TXVZ7RIP5PAJ5DOAR6NJ786B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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