• Short Summary

    DESPITE A RELAXATION IN THE CUBAN CRISIS AT THE WEEK-END, AMERICA'S MILITARY PREPARATIONS WHICH HAD BEEN UNDER WAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS ARE STILL CONTINUING - THOUGH AT AN EASIER PACE.

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    DESPITE A RELAXATION IN THE CUBAN CRISIS AT THE WEEK-END, AMERICA'S MILITARY PREPARATIONS WHICH HAD BEEN UNDER WAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS ARE STILL CONTINUING - THOUGH AT AN EASIER PACE. IT WAS BEING OPENLY SAID IN WASHINGTON THAT THESE PREPARATIONS WERE "MOUNTING TOWARDS AN INDICATED BOMBING STRIKE OR INVASION OF CUBA".

    SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA, ORDERED 24 RESERVE TROOP CARRIER SQUADRONS AND 14 SUPPORTING UNITS INTO ACTIVE DUTY, AND ON SUNDAY PREPARATIONS WERE CONTINUED FOR BRINGING THESE INTO COMBAT READINESS. THE 14,214 RESERVISTS GATHERED AT AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS AT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AND IN 20 OTHER STATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THEIR TASK WILL BE TO PROVIDE AN AIRLIFT OF FIGHTING TROOPS AND SUPPLIES. THE DEFENCE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED AT THE TIME THAT THE CALL-UP WAS BEING MADE PUBLIC IN THE CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE THAT ITS MILITARY SIGNIFICANCE WOULD BE FULLY UNDERSTOOD BY THE SOVIET UNION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99CWQENOD7T33E918SJHUY9MH
    Media URN:
    VLVA99CWQENOD7T33E918SJHUY9MH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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