• Short Summary

    The Jordanian Army staged a large scale desert manoeuvre on Monday (May 25) to celebrate the country's Army and Independence Day.

  • Description

    The Jordanian Army staged a large scale desert manoeuvre on Monday (May 25) to celebrate the country's Army and Independence Day. King Hussein took his young son Prince Abdullah along to watch the army in action.

    The special exercise took place at a secret rendezvous in the desert, and the King and his eight year old son were welcomed by the Chief of the Jordanian Armed Forces and other high ranking officers.

    They then watched as a combined force mounted an attack on a target area. The manoeuvre started with heavy artillery and machine gun fire on the supposed enemy position. Tanks and infantry, supported by Jordanian Air Force helicopters, moved forward to occupy the zone.

    After expressing his satisfaction with the efficiency of the operation, King Hussein rode on a tank to inspect the troops who had taken part.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA745QH1TA8RXOG5IUWLZ7LS6TZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA745QH1TA8RXOG5IUWLZ7LS6TZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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