• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES FORCES IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (SATURDAY) HELD A 'COMBAT-IN-CITIES' EXERCISE TO DEMONSTRATE TRAINING TECHNIQUES IN HOUSE-TO-HOUSE FIGHTING.

  • Description

    UNITED STATES FORCES IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (SATURDAY) HELD A 'COMBAT-IN-CITIES' EXERCISE TO DEMONSTRATE TRAINING TECHNIQUES IN HOUSE-TO-HOUSE FIGHTING.

    THE EXERCISE WAS WATCHED BY THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, MR. GEORGE McGHEE AND THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY IN EUROPE, GENERAL ANDREW O'MEARA.

    THE EXERCISE WAS HELD IN TWO PHASES -- THE FIRST DEMONSTRATED HOW TROOPS WOULD GAIN A FOOTHOLD IN THE CITY AND THE SECOND SHOWED CLEARING TECHNIQUES IN HOUSE-TO-HOUSE FIGHTING.

    AN INTERESTING FEATURE OF THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE USE OF 'BANGALORE TORPEDOES' TO CUT THROUGH AND DESTROY BARBED WIRE BARRICADES.

    DURING THE FIRST PHASE TROOPS MOVED INTO THE 'CITY' UNDER PROTECTIVE MORTAR AND ARTILLERY FIRE. IN THE SECOND STAGE TROOPS GAINED ACCESS TO BUILDINGS WITH STRATEGIC ADVANTAGES WHILE PUSHING THE "ENEMY" BACK.

    FIVE AMERICAN ARMY COMPANIES TOOK PART IN TODAY'S MANOEUVRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARA1VEYTE2UPK559SP3Y5ZH20
    Media URN:
    VLVAARA1VEYTE2UPK559SP3Y5ZH20
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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