• Short Summary

    United States' workers have started the establishment of an early-warning system in the Giddi Pass area of the Sinai Mountains, to help keep the armies of Israel and Egypt apart.

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    United States' workers have started the establishment of an early-warning system in the Giddi Pass area of the Sinai Mountains, to help keep the armies of Israel and Egypt apart.

    Their task is to lay down and operate a chain of sophisticated monitoring devices to register any movement by tanks, trucks or soldiers -- and so, it is hoped, avoid any chance of fighting.

    The road through the Giddi Pass is lined with the rusting wrecks of earlier battles between Israel and Egypt. The path of advance or retreat has mainly been through the desert mountains 'Mital and Giddi passes.

    Under the interim agreement, effective from 1 September, 1975, underground sensors will transmit news of military movement automatically to three U.S.-manned watch posts and from there to a central headquarters nearby.

    The equipment was landed in Israel by U.S. transport aircraft and it is being shuttled by heavy trucks up to the mountains. The equipment includes almost everything from earth-moving machinery to the necessities of life for the Americans who will eventually live in the area.

    The American team includes some government employees but consists mainly of civilian workers, recruited by a Texan construction firm.

    SYNOPSIS: United States' earthmoving equipment is now preparing the site for an early warning station in the Sinai Mountains. The station is designed to keep the armies of Israel and Egypt apart and is situated in the strategic Giddi Pass. The road to the area is lined with the rusting wrecks of earlier battles between the two countries.

    The equipment for the station was imported by united States' transport aircraft and shuttled into the mountains by heavy trucks. The workmen will install and operate a chain of sophisticated monitoring devices which register any movement by tanks trucks or soldiers.

    The underground sensors will transmit news of military movement automatically to three U.S.-manned watch posts and from there to a central headquarters nearby. The United States' personnel includes some government employees but consists mainly of civilian workers, recruited by a Texan construction firm.

    Initially the men will be living in tents, but later permanent homes will be built for them.

    The station results from an agreement last September. Under that agreement Israel will move out of the area next month and Egypt will take control.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9RTH78VGU1ZYJCYNOASROQ9R
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9RTH78VGU1ZYJCYNOASROQ9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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