• Short Summary

    ATOMIC WARFARE IN THE FEDERAL GERMAN REPUBLIC...THIS WAS THE TACTICAL PROBLEM POSED THIS WEEK FOR?

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    ATOMIC WARFARE IN THE FEDERAL GERMAN REPUBLIC...THIS WAS THE TACTICAL PROBLEM POSED THIS WEEK FOR 25,000 MEN OF THE WEST GERMAN ARMY, HOLDING THEIR BIGGEST AUTUMN MANOEUVRES AT HOHENFELS, BAVARIA.CODE-NAMED "HOHENFELS '63", THE EXERCISE WAS JOINED BY FRENCH AND AMERICAN NATO FORCES.

    HERR VON HASSEL, WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER, VISITED THE MANOEUVRES TO SEE THE GRAND FINALE -- A BIG TANK BATTLE AND SIMULATED ATOMIC ATTACK.TANKS OF THE 4TH PANZER DIVISION DEPLOYED WITH TROOPS IN PRACTISING WIDE DISPERSION TACTICS USED IN NUCLEAR WARFARE TO MINIMISE LOSSES.ARMOURED TROOP CARRIERS - SOME OF THE 7,000 VEHICLES INVOLVED -- PROVIDED THE MOBILITY ESSENTIAL IN MODERN ATTACK TECHNIQUE.

    TROOPS, WEARING PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AGAINST IMAGINED RADIOACTIVITY, OPERATED ALWAYS UNDER REALISTIC CONDITIONS.IN ONE PART, A SMALL FOREST WAS SET ON FIRE, COMPLETE WITH BLAZING BUILDINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78WR9ENQB9QQHM7QVNG6TMYRN
    Media URN:
    VLVA78WR9ENQB9QQHM7QVNG6TMYRN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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