• Short Summary

    A unit of the Japanese Army is expected to complete a trek across the snow-covered Hakkoda Mountain in Northern Japan on Tuesday (18 Jan).

  • Description

    1.
    STILL of Imperial Army Infantry Division in 1902
    0.05

    2.
    SV Self-defence force men holding flag
    0.07

    3.
    ST Troops in blizzard
    0.08

    4.
    Women under umbrella watching
    0.10

    5.
    GV Men marching off
    0.15

    6.
    GV & SVs Troops on skis marching (2 shots)
    0.28

    7.
    SV EXT. Tent
    0.29

    8.
    CU Radio operator
    0.32

    9.
    CU Map TILT UP TO officer
    0.37

    10.
    GV & SV Men marching on skis and pulling sledge (4 shots)
    0.51

    11.
    GV Troops with flags in front of memorial
    0.54

    12.
    CU Bugler and troops at attentions with flag (3 shots)
    1.06

    13.
    SV Officer salutes
    1.07

    14.
    LV Troops march off again
    1.15



    Initials OS/2132 OS/2143


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A unit of the Japanese Army is expected to complete a trek across the snow-covered Hakkoda Mountain in Northern Japan on Tuesday (18 Jan).

    The soldiers are following the route taken by Imperial soldiers in 1902. On that occasion the trek ended in disaster, with 199 men perishing in the snow.

    This time, the unit commander is confident of success. He says his men are carrying the most modern equipment.

    It was decided to follow the 1902 route in order "to console the souls of the victims."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91XXBVBUFET2RF60OENWJ63QA
    Media URN:
    VLVA91XXBVBUFET2RF60OENWJ63QA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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