• Short Summary

    English-styled and trained Greek Raiding Forces exhibited Nov 19, in Kardili, Greece, their skill in commando warfare and parachute jumping.

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    1.
    Brig.Siapkaras inspects the Commandos before they enter their plane for parachute jumping "behind enemy lines."


    2.
    Parachutists enter their planes


    3.
    A sergeant checks the wind and instructs the pilots from the ground about the jumping.


    4.
    Commanding officer of the Training School, Lt-Col.Zervoyannis, jumps first; close shot of him as he lands. Other jumps follow.


    5.
    Lt-Gen.Daskalopoulos and Chief of U.S.Military Mission to Greece, Major-Gen. Van der Heidi watch jumpings and landings.


    6.
    Other commandos exhibit their skill in "camouflaged advance" Some close-ups.


    7.
    Other members of Raiding Forces climb up a rock, with the aid of a rope. Various shots.


    8.
    After a "successful" operation on the rock, they come down.


    9.
    This "climbing" force parade before their Commander.




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    Background: English-styled and trained Greek Raiding Forces exhibited Nov 19, in Kardili, Greece, their skill in commando warfare and parachute jumping. The first Commando Regiment of the Greek Army was formed and trained by British officers in the Middle East.

    Deputy-Chief of Greek General Staff, Lt-Gen. Daskolopoulos, Raiding Forces Commander Brig. Siapkaras, Allied Military Attaches and other high-ranking officers watched this exercise by Greek Commandos.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABTYYKMEFALEFJJ8C65ZF8ADEX
    Media URN:
    VLVABTYYKMEFALEFJJ8C65ZF8ADEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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