• Short Summary

    FOUR ACCIDENTAL DEATHS DURING MANOEUVRES AND ANOTHER 20 FROM A VARIETY OF CAUSES SINCE PREPARATIONS FOR THE EXERCISE STARTED, WERE A GRIM REMINDER OF THE DEATH HARVEST IN REAL WAR.

  • Description

    FOUR ACCIDENTAL DEATHS DURING MANOEUVRES AND ANOTHER 20 FROM A VARIETY OF CAUSES SINCE PREPARATIONS FOR THE EXERCISE STARTED, WERE A GRIM REMINDER OF THE DEATH HARVEST IN REAL WAR. THIS TOTAL COMES ON THE FOURTH DAY OF THE EXERCISE IN WHICH 100,000 MEN ARE ENGAGED IN FIGHTING AN IMAGINARY WAR OVER THE RIGHTS OF THE COLORADO RIVER.

    EXERCISE DESERT STRIKE IS ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS CAMPAIGNS SINCE 1945. IT'S DESIGNED TO TEST THE READINESS OF US ARMED FORCES AND IS BEING FOUGHT OUT OVER A LARGE AREA OF DESERT EXTENDING INTO THREE STATES -- CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA AND NEVADA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA12FU7I2QKYWSPBR6AFRXU03C
    Media URN:
    VLVAA12FU7I2QKYWSPBR6AFRXU03C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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