Description not available
GV soldiers gathering in country with rifles.
SV pan along soldiers taking places in ranks.
SV officer gives order pan as line of soldiers stand to halt.
GV line of soldiers present arms.
SV officer marches slowly in front of ranks.
GV ranks stand at ease.
SV officer walks in front of lines residing from paper.
SV pan along lines of soldiers.
GV elev. officer briefing soldiers.
GV elev. circle of of soldiers gathered round officer.
TRANSCRIPT: "Portugal's 11th commando regiment on parade....
... in general the Portuguese Army, now down to 70,000 men of whom 20,000 are new in Angola - is poorly trained and ill disciplined yet it remains the key to the situation...
..Twice a week the commander C.O. Mellos? lectures them on the political situation. He's an anti communist.
Today he briefs men on struggle to prevent pro communist Gonzales being confirmed as chief of armed forces...
.. a deceive showdown may now be near."
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved