• Short Summary

    JORDAN HAS CALLED UP BETWEEN 5,000 AND 6,000 MEN AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 27 SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY NIGHT (MAY 29) THAT IT WOULD RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS.

  • Description

    JORDAN HAS CALLED UP BETWEEN 5,000 AND 6,000 MEN AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 27 SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY NIGHT (MAY 29) THAT IT WOULD RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) FOREIGN NEWSMEN WERE SHOWN OVER A TRAINING CAMP AND SAW JORDANIAN TROOPS WITH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS STATIONED ON THE ISRAEL-JORDAN BORDER IN JERUSALEM.

    LAST NIGHT, JORDANIAN RECRUITING CENTRES ANNOUNCED THEY'D HAD MORE THAN 2,000 VOLUNTEERS IN THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS.

    AT ONE TRAINING CAMP NEAR JERUSALEM, FOREIGN NEWSMEN SAW ENLISTED MEN SIGNING ON AND RECEIVING RIFLE AND BREN GUN PRACTICE. THEY ALSO SAW OTHER TROOPS LOAD UP LORRIES AND HEAD OFF TO THE NEARBY BORDER AT JERUSALEM.

    THE ONLY ROUTE THROUGH WHICH ACCESS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE ARAB WORLD IS PERMITTED RUNS THROUGH JERUSALEM. THIS INCLUDES THE FAMOUS MANDELBAUM GATE. ALONG MUCH OF THE BOUNDARY RUNS A NARROW STRIP OF NO-MAN'S LAND ACROSS WHICH ISRAEL AND JORDANIAN GLIMPSE EACH OTHER FROM TIME TO TIME. IT WAS TO THIS BORDER THAT JORDAN YESTERDAY MOVED IN ANTI-TANK WEAPONS.

    LAST NIGHT, KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN VISITED FRONT-LINE TROOPS IN A COMPREHENSIVE TOUR OF AREAS BORDERING ISRAEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAE4FZWXJUDZMDBKOD7QACYDRB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAE4FZWXJUDZMDBKOD7QACYDRB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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