• Short Summary

    SPEAKING IN TEL AVIV YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AN ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR FORCES HAD SUCCESSFULLY RAIDED AN EGYPTIAN FORTRESS ON GREEN ISLAND IN THE SUEZ CANAL OPENING SOME 4 KILOMETRES (2 1/2 MILES) SOUTH-WEST OF PORT TAWFIK.

  • Description

    SPEAKING IN TEL AVIV YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AN ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR FORCES HAD SUCCESSFULLY RAIDED AN EGYPTIAN FORTRESS ON GREEN ISLAND IN THE SUEZ CANAL OPENING SOME 4 KILOMETRES (2 1/2 MILES) SOUTH-WEST OF PORT TAWFIK. HE SAID MANY OF THE 70 EGYPTIANS MANNING THE 85-MM ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES AND MACHINE-GUN EMPLACEMENTS WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED IN THE RAID WHICH LASTED SOME 50 MINUTES.

    GREEN ISLAND IS A SMALL, ARTIFICIAL ISLAND BUILT ON UNDERWATER ROCK FOUNDATIONS. IT IS ABOUT 140 METRES LONG (153 YARDS) AND 40 OR 70 METRES WIDE (33 OR 77 YARDS). A ROW OF LOW BUILDINGS SURROUND THE ISLAND, TURNING IT INTO A CLOSED FORTRESS WHICH HAS OFTEN BEEN USED AS A FORTIFIED BASE FOR DEFENSE OF THE SUEZ CANAL OPENING.

    IN HIS STATEMENT, THE OFFICIAL MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAFEVAVCADIBWMJB7Z0JBY7K2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFEVAVCADIBWMJB7Z0JBY7K2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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