• Short Summary

    NATO FORCES TAKING PART IN THE CURRENT MEDITERRANEAN EXERCISE NAMED "DAWN PATROL" CALLED OFF A PLANNED LANDING ON THE COAST OF SARDINIA YESTERDAY (APRIL 28).

  • Description

    NATO FORCES TAKING PART IN THE CURRENT MEDITERRANEAN EXERCISE NAMED "DAWN PATROL" CALLED OFF A PLANNED LANDING ON THE COAST OF SARDINIA YESTERDAY (APRIL 28). HEAVY SEAS AND WINDS OF OVER 30 KNOTS FORCED THE POSTPONEMENT.

    THE LANDING EXERCISE IS PART OF A NATO EXERCISE IN AN AREA STRETCH FROM SARDINIA TO TURKEY, AND INVOLVING SEA, LAND AND AIR UNITS FROM THE UNITS FROM THE UNITED STATES, TURKEY, THE UNITED KINGDOM, ITALY AND GREECE.

    THE EXERCISES HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE SINCE 20TH APRIL AND ARE DUE TO END TOMORROW (30 APRIL). THEY ARE DESIGNED TO TEST THE COMBINED FORCES OF NATO'S ALLIED FORCES SOUTHERN COMMAND IN DEFENSIVE, OFFENSIVE AND RECONNAISSANCE ROLES. THEY COINCIDE WITH THE RECENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTING UP OF THE ALLIANCE.

    THE MAJOR MANOEUVRES, INVOLVING SOME 60 SHIPS AND 300 AIRCRAFT, HAVE BEEN CLOSELY OBSERVED BY SHIPS OF THE LARGE SOVIET FLEET AT PRESENT DEPLOYED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

    THE U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHANGRI-LA, FROM WHICH BOTH FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS ARE SEEN TAKING OFF, HAS BEEN A MAJOR TARGET OF SOVIET OBSERVATION.

    YESTERDAY U.S. MARINES AN DAN ITALIAN AMPHIBIOUS BATTALION WERE ASSEMBLED AT SEA OFF SOUTHERN SARDINIA WAITING FOR THE WEATHER TO IMPROVE, WHILE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT REPORTED ON CONDITIONS OVER THE LANDING AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB25JHS2ZFZNKLY7DGUELVIKZD
    Media URN:
    VLVAB25JHS2ZFZNKLY7DGUELVIKZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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