• Short Summary

    ON THURSDAY (2ND APRIL) THE AMERICAN SIXTH FLEET BASED AT CATANIA, SICILY, INVITED JOURNALISTS TO JOIN A U.

  • Description

    ON THURSDAY (2ND APRIL) THE AMERICAN SIXTH FLEET BASED AT CATANIA, SICILY, INVITED JOURNALISTS TO JOIN A U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT ON ITS REGULAR SURVEY PATROL OF RUSSIAN WARSHIP MOVEMENTS IN MEDITERRANEAN WATERS.

    THE JOURNALISTS WHO HAD ARRIVED FROM NAPLES, WERE FLOWN FROM SEGONELLA AIRPORT OVER THE LARGEST VESSEL OF THE SOVIET NAVY.... THE EIGHTEEN-THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED TON "MOSKVA", WHICH IS EQUIPPED WITH HELICOPTERS.

    TWO GUIDED-MISSILE ESCORTS FLANKED THE "MOSKVA", AND THOSE SEAMEN ON DECK SHOWED LITTLE INTEREST IN THE AIRCRAFT. AT THIS STAGE THE VESSELS WERE STEAMING SEVERAL MILES WEST OF MALTA.

    ANOTHER RUSSIAN HELICOPTER CARRIER WAS SEEN DURING THE FLIGHT. IT WAS "MOSKVA'S" SISTER SHIP THE "LENINGRAD".

    THE AMERICAN BASE AT CATANIA IS THE HEADQUARTERS FOR U.S. AIRCRAFT ENGAGED IN KEEPING WATCH ON SOVIET NAVY MOVEMENTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8N69407L469FRCTBKNO54717J
    Media URN:
    VLVA8N69407L469FRCTBKNO54717J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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