• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH THERE ARE REPORTEDLY FEW SIGNS OF MILITARY ACTIVITY IN CAIRO ITSELF, THE AREA AROUND THE CITY IS THE SITE FOR WHAT IS SAID TO BE MASSIVE RING OF DEFENCES.

  • Description

    1.
    TRAVEL SHOT GV EGYPTIAN TRUCKS IN DESERT OUTSIDE CAIRO
    0.10

    2.
    LV THE PYRAMIDS
    0.14

    3.
    GV BUILDING PAN TO MILITARY TENTS IN DESERT
    0.29

    4.
    LV PAN TRUCK TRAVELLING PAST BUILDINGS, AND TENTS IN BACKGROUND
    0.35

    5.
    GV PAN TENTS
    0.43

    6.
    GV TENTS
    0.46

    7.
    LV TENTS WITH RADAR MASTS IN BACKGROUND
    0.51

    8.
    SLV TENTS AND BUILDINGS IN BACKGROUND
    0.56

    9.
    LV TENTS
    0.59

    10.
    LV TRAVEL SHOT DESERT WITH TENTS IN BACKGROUND
    1.28



    Initials JH/V/JF/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ALTHOUGH THERE ARE REPORTEDLY FEW SIGNS OF MILITARY ACTIVITY IN CAIRO ITSELF, THE AREA AROUND THE CITY IS THE SITE FOR WHAT IS SAID TO BE MASSIVE RING OF DEFENCES. OFFICIAL SOURCES SAY THERE ARE ABOUT 500,000 MEN STATIONED BETWEEN CAIRO AND THE SUEZ CANAL.

    NEAR THE FAMOUS PYRAMIDS, NOT FAR FROM CAIRO, THERE ARE EXTENSIVE DESERT ENCAMPMENTS, REPORTEDLY HIDDEN FROM TOURISTS. ALTHOUGH VILLAGES IN THE AREA ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN EVACUATED, TROOPS ARE LIVING IN TENTS SET UP IN THE DESERT. RADAR MASTS HAVE BEEN BUILT AT LEAST AT ONE OF THE CAMPS.

    THE MILITARY POSITIONS ARE CAMOUFLAGED WITH LORRIES AND JEEPS HALF-BURIED IN THE SAND FOR PROTECTION. A NUMBER OF ANTI-AIRCRAFT POSITIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE VICINITY OF CAIRO, PARTICULARLY NEAR THE INDUSTRIAL REGION OF HELOUAN WHICH HAS BEEN BOMBED ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

    RECENTLY-BUILT MILITARY ROADS, SOME STILL WITH SIGNS OF WORK ALONG THEM PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS IN THE AREA WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE DIFFICULT TO REACH.

    DESERT MILITARY CAMPS PROTECT THE ROAD BETWEEN CAIRO AND SUEZ. ALTHOUGH THE CAMPS ARE CENTRED IN THE AREA ABOUT BOTH CITIES, THERE ARE SCATTERED TROOP CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DESERT BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES. TO THE EGYPTIANS, THE DEFENCE OF THE CAPITAL IS REPORTEDLY A HIGH PRIORITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACM7I7ILAEE5M957ZSOHEA0KMS
    Media URN:
    VLVACM7I7ILAEE5M957ZSOHEA0KMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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