• Short Summary

    During the ninth annual SHAPE Medical Conference, discussing all aspects of medical problems facing the NATO alliance in peace and war, a demonstration was given by a French army parachute surgical team at Villacoublay airfield, Apr 7.

  • Description

    1.
    AIR V. Supplies and men are dropped from aircraft.
    0.10

    2.
    GV. Parachutes towards ground.
    0.15

    3.
    AIR V. Transport is dropped by parachute.
    0.30

    4.
    LV. Ditto and landing.
    0.42

    5.
    SV. Airborne troops dismantling jeep from parachute.
    0.47

    6.
    CU. Ditto.
    0.52

    7.
    SV. Troops carry inflatable medical tents.
    1.01

    8.
    GV. Jeep arrives with medical tents.
    1.11

    9.
    SV. Team unpacking tents.
    1.17

    10.
    LV. NATO officers watch.
    1.20

    11.
    GV. Ditto with medical tent being inflated in FG.
    1.35

    12.
    CU. Man inflating.
    1.39

    13.
    GV. Another medical supply tent.
    1.43

    14.
    SV. NATO officers.
    1.45

    15.
    GV. Medical tent being inflated.
    1.50

    16.
    GV. Supplies are carried into tent.
    1.56

    17.
    GV. NATO officers in FG inflated medical tents in bG.
    2.01



    Initials KJ/V/AW/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: During the ninth annual SHAPE Medical Conference, discussing all aspects of medical problems facing the NATO alliance in peace and war, a demonstration was given by a French army parachute surgical team at Villacoublay airfield, Apr 7.

    NATO Medical officers inspected the team and their equipment before two Nord-2501 transport aircraft took the surgical outfit up into the sky.

    As the twelve men jumped from one plane, the other dropped their field-hospital consisting of three tents, a power unit and medical material. On landing the team rigged the operation tents in less than seven minutes, converting the parachuted chaos of well-protected packages into an organised surgical centre ready for immediate action.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAU7HSMO4NPYICHW5GN8AU1DU4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAU7HSMO4NPYICHW5GN8AU1DU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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