One of the Israel Army's most potent weapons against guerrilla activity is the Engineer Corps.?
GV Engineers with equipment
SV Engineers TILT UP TO party completed Bailey Bridge
SV Sappers carrying section of bridge
SV & CU Sections being fixed (3 shots)
SV Sappers pushing bridge section into position (3 shots)
SV Soldiers dropping smoke canister into bunker
SV Other troops giving covering fire PAN TO smoke round bunker
GV Troops firing with bunker in B/G
SCU Sappers by minefield sign
CU Sappers probing for mines with rods (2 shots)
SCU Sapper marking position of mine with white cross
SV Sapper removing cross and clearing soil from round mine
CU Soldier clearing earth from mine (2 shots)
SV Hook attached to mine
SV Soldier taking over
SV & GV Soldier pulls rope and explodes mine (2 shots)
GV & CU Sapper with mine detector preceding half-track vehicle (3 shots)
SV & CU Detonator being connected
GV Truck moving away
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Background: One of the Israel Army's most potent weapons against guerrilla activity is the Engineer Corps. In the skirmishing that followed the Six Day War, the sappers have played an increasingly important role. They're the men who are called upon to clear guerrilla mines, and to help prepare the way for Israel's retaliatory raids against her Arab neighbours.
The motto of the engineers is "Be exact, be disciplined and be on top at all times." Visnews cameraman Rolf Kneller filmed them living up to their watchword during a tough training course in the desert.