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    For the first time for ten years, Journalists and photographers have been allowed on the forbidden soil of Colomb-Bechard, on the edges of the Sahara Desert.

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    Background: For the first time for ten years, Journalists and photographers have been allowed on the forbidden soil of Colomb-Bechard, on the edges of the Sahara Desert. There they found rising like some monstrous mirage from the desert, a vast aerodrome, surrounded by hangars and workshops, modern buildings, and vertical and horizontal launching ramps. At Hammaguir, 110 kms., to the south, they found a ramp for the more powerful engines.

    Working at Colomb-Bechard and Hammaguir are 1,000 personel of the ground and air forces, working on air to air or air to ground guided missiles; they are also working on ground to air rockets destined to replace conventional anti-aircraft weapons for which the flight of jet bombers is too high and too fast.

    The Journalists were allowed to film engines unknown to the public:
    The SS11 - an anti personel missile.

    The PARKS - guided anti-aircraft missile.

    The SE4000 - high explosive homing device carrying hundreds of kilos of explosives.

    they also saw the C.T.10 and 20, rockets derived from the V.1. series of rockets.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1N0295UTH130WEBHKM7NG0OX
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1N0295UTH130WEBHKM7NG0OX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
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    /
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    N/A

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