• Short Summary

    As the troop withdrawal by Egypt and Israel from the Suez Canal ceasefire lines continues, so the United Nations Emergency Force (U.

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    GV ZOOM IN U.N. jeeps parked in U.N.E.F. camp just outside Cairo
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    MTV Polish commander explains transport role to newsmen (2 shots)
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    SV Gen. Siilasvuo and U.N. troops
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    GV PAN U.N.E.F. transport depot
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    SV Polish troops maintaining vehicles (2 shots)
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    SV Polish soldier shaving
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    GV ZOOM IN Polish soldiers relaxing and reading news-papers outside tent
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    SCU PAN General Siilasvuo inspects Polish camp site
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    SV PAN General Siilasvuo greeted and continues inspection (3 shots)
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    Initials BB/1751 JW/PN/BB/1855


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    Background: As the troop withdrawal by Egypt and Israel from the Suez Canal ceasefire lines continues, so the United Nations Emergency Force (U.N.E.F.) moves in to act as a buffer between the two sides.

    On Thursday (7 February), U.N.E.F.'s Commander, Major General Ensio Siilasvuo, toured U.N.E.F. units and camp sites in the area.

    The Finnish Commander told newsmen that he had a strong feeling that the political will for peace exists now in both Egypt and Israel. "The period of the very fragile ceasefire and the very tense military situation is ended", he said.

    He said that since the two sides began disengaging on 25 January the operation has proceeded smoothly, without any major problems. Day after day one can see the changing situation in the field, he added.

    A U.N. spokesman explained the situation in more detail. He said that the third of four phases of disengagement was going according to plan. Swedish, Finnish and Indonesian U.N. troops were between the opposing armies in a temporary buffer zone west of the Canal. East of the Canal a 497-strong Peruvian contingent and 400 Panamanian U.N. troops were in position at the southern end of the longer-term buffer zone, which will separate Egyptian and Israeli forces when disengagement is complete.

    In all there are some 6,000 U.N.E.F. troops in the area. They include units from Austria, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Peru, Panama, Poland and Ghana. Nepalese and Nigerian re-inforcements are expected to arrive soon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGX828HQEA5ZRY4R1Y3E30HDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACGX828HQEA5ZRY4R1Y3E30HDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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    N/A

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