• Short Summary

    With armed forces totalling half-a-million men, Taiwan must maintain a constant programme of military training.?

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    With armed forces totalling half-a-million men, Taiwan must maintain a constant programme of military training. The island has only a limited area and the various types of terrain which are available are used extensively.

    One of the toughest training centres on Taiwan is for ski-troops at the cold weather warfare centre on Mount Hoh-Huang in the island's central mountain range. The centre trains soldiers to cover snow-covered slopes at high speed and engage an enemy at close range under the most difficult conditions. Training concentrates on climbing rocky cliff faces using a variety of mountaineering equipment.

    SYNOPSIS: With armed forces totalling half-a-million men, Taiwan must maintain a constant programme of military training. The island has only a limited area and the various types of terrain available are used extensively for exercises.

    Here, it's the turn of ski-troops, training on Mount Hoh-Huang. The ski-troops are among the elite of Taiwan's army and, as such, undergo some of the most intensive training.

    The cold-weather warfare training centre on the mountain teaches soldiers to cover snow-covered slopes at high speed and engage an enemy at close range under the most difficult conditions. The training combines work is snow with all aspects of mountaineering. The centre is well situated for such training... in the island's central mountain range.

    Mountaineering work concentrates on negotiating rocky cliff faces with a variety of climbing equipment.

    The training at the winter warfare centre is considered the toughest in Taiwan.

    One device enables entire squads to descend steep slopes in a matter of minutes... but it requires physical fitness and split-second timing. The training involves work on simulated terrain and in some of the most dangerous locations in Taiwan.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8MO9O93KPFR0O6NVWU1273Z9D
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MO9O93KPFR0O6NVWU1273Z9D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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