• Short Summary

    Egypt is reportedly withdrawing extra guns it had moved across the Suez Canal in violation of the disengagement agreement with Israel.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Debris on Canal banks
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    2.
    GV Canal (2 shots)
    0.18

    3.
    SV Barbed wire barricades on bank
    0.24

    4.
    SV More barbed wire PAN ACROSS LV debris on opposite bank
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    5.
    GV PAN ACROSS Shell craters
    0.43

    6.
    LV Wrecked tank
    0.46

    7.
    SV Military personnel with newsmen
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    8.
    SV Newsmen on guided tour
    0.56

    9.
    LV Abandoned tank ZOOM BACK TO GV barbed wire barricades in desert
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    Initials BB/0230 BD/JB/BB/0240



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Egypt is reportedly withdrawing extra guns it had moved across the Suez Canal in violation of the disengagement agreement with Israel.

    The move came after a complaint to the United Nations peace-keeping force from Israel, and only two days after the Egyptian government had opened an area along the Canal for the first time since 1967. Egypt was reported to have deployed about double its permitted total of artillery pieces between the Canal and the United Nations buffer zone.

    The area near the Great Bitter Lake, one of the widest stretches of the Canal, had been occupied on the eastern bank by the Israeli Army until late February when they withdrew. It's near here, too, that many of the fourteen ships stranded since the outbreak of hostilities seven years ago have been moored. Barbed wire barricades are still in place on both sides of the waterway, and wrecked tanks and other heavy military equipment from both sides are strewn along the banks.

    Operations to clear the Suez Canal have already begun but it is not until later when engineers from the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain and Japan will join forces that the major task will begin. Then the Canal stretching from Port Said to Suez will have to be swept for mines, wreckage cleared and damaged sections dredged and repaired. Later the Canal will be widened and deepened for use by supertankers. The total cost of the clearing operation and improvements is estimated at 1,000 million pounds (2,200 million dollars).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAOQ9YIQRIKMMZA37SKQ6Q73OT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOQ9YIQRIKMMZA37SKQ6Q73OT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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