• Short Summary

    ELEMENTS OF THE JAPANESE DEFENSE FORCES HELD THEIR AUTUMN MANOEUVRES YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE FOOT SNOW-CAPPED MOUNT FUJI.

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    ELEMENTS OF THE JAPANESE DEFENSE FORCES HELD THEIR AUTUMN MANOEUVRES YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE FOOT SNOW-CAPPED MOUNT FUJI.

    THE FULL-SCALE EXERCISES WERE HELD IN OPEN COUNTRY 93 MILES (150 KILOMETRES) FROM TOKYO. WITH TOWERING MOUNT FUJI AS A BACKDROP TANKS AND TROOPS TOOK UP POSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRYSIDE AND WITH AIRCRAFT SWOOPING LOW OVERHEAD BEGAN THE WAR GAMES.

    THE MANOEUVRES WERE CARRIED OUT NEAR THE NEWLY BUILT ENLISTED MEN'S TRAINING SCHOOL. HELICOPTERS WERE USED TO AIRLIFT A NUMBER OF TROOPS INTO THE "BATTLE" ZONE.

    JAPAN NOW HAS ABOUT 170,000 GROUND FORCES IN HER ARMY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94ZXKR0L2OF9FX5F9S6L8APQT
    Media URN:
    VLVA94ZXKR0L2OF9FX5F9S6L8APQT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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