• Short Summary

    THE FIRST 12,000 AMERICAN TROOPS ARRIVED IN FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY TODAY (MONDAY) FOR A MAJOR MILITARY EXERCISE WHICH HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD FOLLOWING THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

  • Description

    THE FIRST 12,000 AMERICAN TROOPS ARRIVED IN FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY TODAY (MONDAY) FOR A MAJOR MILITARY EXERCISE WHICH HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD FOLLOWING THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE EXERCISE, ORIGINALLY EXPECTED TO BE HELD NEXT SUMMER OR AUTUMN, IS SEEN AS A DEMONSTRATION OF UNITED STATES BACKING FOR EUROPEAN DEFENCE IN THE FACE OF WHAT IS REGARDED AS THE INCREASE THREAT PRESENTED BY THE PRESENCE OF SOVIET AND OTHER WARSAW PACT FORCES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ON WEST GERMANY'S SOUTH-EASTERN BORDER.

    THE 250 MEN WHO FLEW IN TODAY ABOARD A GIANT C-141 JET TRANSPORT ARE THE FIRST OF AN ADVANCE PARTY. A TOTAL OF 12,000 TROOPS AND 3,500 AIRMEN ARE BEING FLOWN TO FRANKFURT FROM FORBES AIR FORCE BASE, KANSAS, AND FOUR SQUADRONS OF PHANTOM JET FIGHTERS ARE ALSO DUE TO ARRIVE. THE MAIN FORCE WILL BE FLOWN IN ON JANUARY 20 AND 21 FOR THE WEEK-LONG EXERCISE STARTING ON JANUARY 29 AT THE GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA ONLY 30 MILES (50 KMS) FROM THE CZECHOSLOVAK BORDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7B19FAVUUA4DIVY7YPHEBCIWR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7B19FAVUUA4DIVY7YPHEBCIWR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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