• Short Summary

    Defense Department Release entitled Berlin Alert.Release reads as follows:
    Approximately 1,500 American troops participate in a?

  • Description

    1.
    Soldier taking on telephone


    2.
    He presses button sounding the alert


    3.
    Troops run out of barracks


    4.
    They pick up their ammunition and rations


    5.
    Loading 106 recoilless rifles on truck


    6.
    Infantry troops line up for inspection


    7.
    Troops board trucks and personnel carriers


    8.
    Military police jeep loads convoy


    9.
    Personnel carriers on the move


    10.
    Tanks on the move


    11.
    Tanks block off intersection


    12.
    Troops taking up positions


    13.
    Platoon in formation




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Defense Department Release entitled Berlin Alert.Release reads as follows:
    Approximately 1,500 American troops participate in a three hour routine surprise alert exercise at McNair Barracks near Berlin.The alert is part of the Army's program to keep its troops in a continual ready-and-strike state.

    In such an exercise, the battle group headquarters is notified first and given instructions, then the alert is sounded to the troops.Troops must be in full readiness to move out, not knowing if the alert is signaling a practice operation or actual combat.The exercises may last from a few hours to several days.

    On the cue, infantry units pick up ammunition, rations, and prepare for final inspection before boarding trucks and personnel carriers.Meanwhile, the Signal Company leaves to set up lines of communications, and the armour unit loads ammunition, swings tanks into position, and gets its convey enroute.

    As in Berlin, battle group units are seldom located together making the time element important.It is necessary to anticipate the time it will take the units to mobilize, reach the target area and set up equipment so the battle group can function in its completeness.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAR8GGN2OSXXTN0D50R4QJUH9J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAR8GGN2OSXXTN0D50R4QJUH9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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