• 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

    1.
    LV PAN.. ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER
    0.05

    2.
    SV ARMOURED VEHICLE MOVING PAST TROOPS
    0.10

    3.
    SV PAN..FROM GERMAN SOLDIERS LINED UP WITH BANDOLEERS OF BULLETS PAN TO GERMAN OFFICERS
    0.16

    4.
    SCU TILT UP..GERMAN SOLDIER WITH BANDOLEERS
    0.23

    5.
    STV BANDOLEERS OF BULLETS PAN TO GERMAN SOLDIERS PACKING ARMAMENTS
    0.29

    6.
    SV GERMAN SOLDIER WITH FIELD COMMUNICATION
    0.33

    7.
    LV ARMOURED VEHICLE
    0.36

    8.
    GV GERMAN SOLDIER FIRING MACHINE GUN ON ARMOURED VEHICLE
    0.39

    9.
    LV SHELLS EXPLODING
    0.43

    10.
    STV TWO GERMAN SOLDIERS TAKE AIM WITH MORTAR GUN
    0.46

    11.
    SCU MORTAR BOMB TILT UP TO GERMAN SOLDIER
    0.51

    12.
    GTV TWO GERMAN SOLDIERS FIRING MORTAR
    0.54

    13.
    GV BAZOOKA, PAN UP TO GERMAN OFFICER
    0.58

    14.
    SCU GERMAN OFFICER TAKES AIM WITH TELESCOPIC SIGHTS OF ANTI-TANK MISSILE
    1.00

    15.
    LV MISSILE BEING FIRED
    1.03

    16.
    LV MISSILE BOMB EXPLODING ON TARGET
    1.06

    17.
    LTV MISSILE BEING FIRED
    1.08

    18.
    LV MISSILE BOMB EXPLODING ON TARGET
    1.11



    Initials DR/S/MGT/ES


    EDITORS: PROD NO 7979/61 ALSO REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including 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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