U.S. Defence Minister Thomas Gates on a five-day visit to Austria to inspect its state?
GV Tanks in parade
CU Gates on left, Graf right, tanks pass Ministers
SV Ministers board jeep, exercises start under fire
GV Officers' stand.
CU Gates, Graf watch Guns fire, tanks
GV On Stand: Ministers, officials Ministers leave in jeep.
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Background: U.S. Defence Minister Thomas Gates on a five-day visit to Austria to inspect its state of armed neutrality watched tank manoeuvres at Bruck, Lower Austria Mar 28.
Before the exercises, he and Austrian Defence Minister Graf reviewed the tanks and their crews in parade. Then the Ministers used a jeep to see at close hand the tanks in a mock action.
Defence Minister Gates, returning the U.S. visit of Herr Graf last November, arrived in Vienna from Berlin for the Austrian tour Mar 25.