• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LV GERMAN TANK PASSES.
    0.05

    2.
    CU GERMAN SOLDIER IN TANK.
    0.07

    3.
    SV VON HASSEL ARRIVES.
    0.10

    4.
    SCU HASSEL TALKS WITH OFFICER.
    0.11

    5.
    CU VON HASSEL.
    0.14

    6.
    SV FRENCH OFFICERS.
    0.16

    7.
    LV GERMAN TANKS ON MOVE.
    0.20

    8.
    LV ARMOURED TROOP CARRIERS.
    0.25

    9.
    SV PAN..U.S. ARMOURED VEHICLE.
    0.31

    10.
    SV U.S. TANK.
    0.32

    11.
    LV TANK FIRES.
    0.34

    12.
    LV U.S. INFANTRY.
    0.36

    13.
    SV DITTO.
    0.38

    14.
    LV STICK BOMBS THROWN AT TANK.
    0.45

    15.
    GV "ATOMIC EXPLOSION".
    0.50

    16.
    GV WOODS ON FIRE.
    0.53

    17.
    SV BUILDING BURNS.
    0.55

    18.
    CU DITTO.
    0.57

    19.
    SV TROOPS IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
    1.02

    20.
    CU SOLDIER IN DITTO.
    1.04

    21.
    GV TANKS MANOEUVRE ON PLAINS.
    1.07



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    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78WR9ENQB9QQHM7QVNG6TMYRN
    Media URN:
    VLVA78WR9ENQB9QQHM7QVNG6TMYRN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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