• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 30,000 WEST GERMAN TROOPS THIS WEEK ARE TAKING PART IN THE BIGGEST MANOEUVRES EVER STAGED BY THE BUNDESWEHR - CODE-NAMED "EXERCISE BATTERING RAM." FOR FIVE DAYS THEIR MOCK BATTLE IS RAGING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE MOORLAND OF LOWER SAXONY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 30,000 WEST GERMAN TROOPS THIS WEEK ARE TAKING PART IN THE BIGGEST MANOEUVRES EVER STAGED BY THE BUNDESWEHR - CODE-NAMED "EXERCISE BATTERING RAM." FOR FIVE DAYS THEIR MOCK BATTLE IS RAGING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE MOORLAND OF LOWER SAXONY.

    NEARLY 10,000 VEHICLES, INCLUDING TANKS AND AMPHIBIOUS TROOP CARRIERS, ARE PROVIDING THE MOBILITY VITAL IN MODERN WAR TACTICS.AIM OF THE FIVE-DAY EXERCISE IS TO TEST SUPPLY SERVICES IN CROSSING RIVER OBSTACLES BY BUILDING EMERGENCY BRIDGES AND FERRIES.

    THE MANOEUVRES, FORMING A CLIMAX TO THE PRESENT TRAINING YEAR, CO-INCIDE WITH THE DEPARTURE FROM THE FEDERAL GERMAN REPUBLIC OF AMERICAN TROOPS WHO TOOK PART IN "OPERATION BIG LIFT".THE 16,000 MEN INVOLVED HAVE NOW STARTED GOING HOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8SNHBQ5MXIK70OPRA5MGF6CG5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SNHBQ5MXIK70OPRA5MGF6CG5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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