• Short Summary

    The first German NATO troops to undergo training in France arrived recently in the Champagne area, north-east of Paris and scene of bloody fighting in World War One.

  • Description

    The first German NATO troops to undergo training in France arrived recently in the Champagne area, north-east of Paris and scene of bloody fighting in World War One.

    Their arrival roused bitter memories of the World Wars, and even of the German invasion of France in 1870.

    The first visit by the German soldiers to Valmy and Mourmelon passed off without incident, however. French people stared at the unfamiliar khaki uniforms as the soldiers - a small, well prepared advance party - bought drinks in the cafes, and mixed with local people. With them went French soldiers.

    The Germans were either veterans of the Russian front or too young to have fought for Nazi Germany.

    On No. 3 more German units, numbering 2,000, will arrive for three weeks training in France.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABW8KPH79ZIGOJHGF9TJNKTKT6
    Media URN:
    VLVABW8KPH79ZIGOJHGF9TJNKTKT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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