• Short Summary

    IN THE COMMUNES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA LOCAL ARMIES OF MILITIAMEN, INCLUDING NUMBERS OF RED GUARDS, SPEND ONE DAY EACH WEEK TRAINING.

  • Description

    IN THE COMMUNES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA LOCAL ARMIES OF MILITIAMEN, INCLUDING NUMBERS OF RED GUARDS, SPEND ONE DAY EACH WEEK TRAINING.

    THE LOCAL FORCE PROVIDED BY THE COMMUNE IN THIS FILM NUMBERS 12,000. THE CHINESE REPUBLIC HAS CLAIMED THAT ANY FOREIGN ARMIES INVADING THEIR COUNTRY WOULD BE PREVENTED FROM PENETRATING BY THE MILITIAMEN WHILE THE REGULAR ARMY WOULD HAVE TIME TO MOVE TO THE MOST STRATEGIC POSITIONS.

    DURING A TYPICAL TRAINING SESSION THE MILITIA, MANY OF THEM YOUTHS AND SOME STILL AT SCHOOL, ARE SHOWN THE TECHNIQUES OF TRENCH WARFARE, MARCHING AND FIRING MORTARS. IN THE FIRE-TRAINING WITH MORTARS SHOWN IN THIS FILM THE MILITIAMEN'S SCORE WAS THREE BULLSEYES OUT OF THREE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97O04KW5MTS8DC9ZM8A70KTD4
    Media URN:
    VLVA97O04KW5MTS8DC9ZM8A70KTD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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