• Short Summary

    British, Dutch, French, German and Belgian naval vessels are working together in a minesweeping operation code-name "new Broom II" now going on in the North Sea.

  • Description

    British, Dutch, French, German and Belgian naval vessels are working together in a minesweeping operation code-name "new Broom II" now going on in the North Sea.

    They are working along the so-called "E.T. route", north of the west and east Frisian Islands and Borkum, a busy seaway leading from the Channel to Scandinavia and the Elbe Estuary.

    The waters in this area were heavily mined in the Second World War. The mines laid by the Germans have been removed, as their positions became known at the end of the war. However, the whereabouts of the mines dropped by the R.A.F. during the last two years of hostilities cannot be pinpointed exactly.

    The 35 ships engaged on Operation New Broom II are clearing two lanes of the route. The vicinity remains dangerous to shipping. Thirty five vessels were blown up by mines in this area between 1959 and 1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABOGMU2RTVK5BFYL4H0OKN3L2X
    Media URN:
    VLVABOGMU2RTVK5BFYL4H0OKN3L2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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