• Short Summary

    Dramatic scenes in Jerusalem have attracted large crowds, as flaming vehicles burned in the street and casualties were rescued from smoke-filled houses.

  • Description

    Dramatic scenes in Jerusalem have attracted large crowds, as flaming vehicles burned in the street and casualties were rescued from smoke-filled houses.

    SYNOPSIS: But though the situation may have looked alarming to bystanders, there was no danger of any kind. The entire spectacle was a preplanned official exercise to test the training of Civil Defence volunteers.

    The city's civil defence unit also tried out new equipment and rescue techniques and the authorities encouraged the public to watch. At present, throughout Israel, there are campaigns showing the value of work by volunteers such as these, especially in a country never free from the threat of attack.

    Rescues such as these can be especially difficult in Jerusalem's Old City where access to buildings is often along alleys too narrow for vehicles.

    Recently Israeli authorities have voiced concern at bombings and arson in shops and warehouses around the country -- acts which they believe to be the work of organised crime groups. The civil defence volunteers have the training to help the authorities deal with such attacks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZLQXDESLNOQT8MANYLFBWZPP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZLQXDESLNOQT8MANYLFBWZPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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