• Short Summary

    SONANKULA TRAINING CAMP, AND ENGINEERS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS TO GENERAL DOUMRO, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CHAD ARMY.

  • Description

    SONANKULA TRAINING CAMP, AND ENGINEERS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS TO GENERAL DOUMRO, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CHAD ARMY.

    GENERAL DOUMRO WAS VISITING CONGO-KINSHASA, AND THE DAY AT THE ENGINEERS' TRAINING CENTRE WAS ONE OF THE MILITARY EVENTS IN HIS PROGRAMME.

    THE ENGINEERS SHOWED THE GENERAL THEIR UNIMOG TRUCKS, WHICH CAN CROSS ROUGH GROUND WITH EASE, AND A MOBILE WATER PURIFIER WHICH CAN PRODUCE 10,000 CUBIC METRES OF DRINKING WATER PER HOUR. HIGHLIGHT OF THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE DISPLAY OF BRIDGE-BUILDING.

    FIRST THE ENGINEER CORPS ASSEMBLED A PONTOON BRIDGE AND INSTALLED IT AT A CROSSING, ON THE INKISI RIVER. THEN AN EMERGENCY METAL BRIDGE WAS QUICKLY CONSTRUCTED UNDER BATTLE CONDITIONS.

    MEANTIME, THE FIRST INFANTRY MEN CROSSED THE INKISI IN RAFTS.

    WHEN THE BRIDGE WAS FINISHED, THE REMAINDER TOOK THE EASY WAY OVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCUYRHXMXFYOYV0G9SIGOTLV7
    Media URN:
    VLVACCUYRHXMXFYOYV0G9SIGOTLV7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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