• Short Summary

    WHILE OTHER NATIONS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION USE WEST GERMAN TRAINING GROUNDS FOR TROOPS MANOEUVRES, MORE THAN 1,600 WEST GERMAN TROOPS ARE TRAINING DURING NOVEMBER AT MOURMELON, NEAR RHEIMS, IN NORTH-EASTERN FRANCE.

  • Description

    WHILE OTHER NATIONS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION USE WEST GERMAN TRAINING GROUNDS FOR TROOPS MANOEUVRES, MORE THAN 1,600 WEST GERMAN TROOPS ARE TRAINING DURING NOVEMBER AT MOURMELON, NEAR RHEIMS, IN NORTH-EASTERN FRANCE.

    THE EQUIPMENT USED BY THE GERMAN FORCES SHOWS CLEARLY THE CLOSE LINKS WITHIN NATO. THE TANKS ARE FRANCO-GERMAN, THE RIFLES ARE MADE IN BELGIUM, THE MACHINE GUNS COME FROM GERMANY, THE MORTARS ARE FRENCH. COUNTRIES OUTSIDE NATO HAVE ALSO CONTRIBUTED. THE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS ARE OF ISRAELI MANUFACTURE. THE FORCE AT MOURMELON IS MADE UP OF TWO BATTALIONS OF PARATROOPS, ONE ARTILLERY BATTALION, ONE RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY AND A SUPPLY CORPS.

    ANOTHER STEP IN FRANCO-GERMAN CO-OPERATION IS THE CONSTRUCTION UNDER LICENCE IN GERMANY OF THE FRENCH NORD ATLAS TRANSPORT PLANE, USED FOR DROPPING PARATROOPS AND SUPPLIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7CAEYFAT3K2YW1A65FN2W7YUD
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CAEYFAT3K2YW1A65FN2W7YUD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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