• Short Summary

    SHORTLY BEFORE FIGHTING ENDED IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR YESTERDAY, (SATURDAY), ISRAELI TROOPS ADVANCED INTO SYRIA AND CAPTURED THE HIGH GROUND OVERLOOKING THE ISRAELI-SYRIA BORDER.

  • Description

    SHORTLY BEFORE FIGHTING ENDED IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR YESTERDAY, (SATURDAY), ISRAELI TROOPS ADVANCED INTO SYRIA AND CAPTURED THE HIGH GROUND OVERLOOKING THE ISRAELI-SYRIA BORDER.

    THIS FILM SHOWS ISRAELI TROOPS CAPTURING THE VILLAGE OF BANIASS, ON HIGH GROUND ON ISRAEL'S NORTH-EASTERN BORDER WITH SYRIA, NEAR LAKE TIBERIAS.

    THE FIGHTING TOOK PLACE AT THIS POINT ALONG THE 44-MILE (70 KMS) STRETCH OF BORDER, WHEN A HEAVILY ARMOURED COLUMN UNDER THE COMMAND OF ISRAELI COLONEL EFRAT ADVANCED INTO SYRIA WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF TAKING THE HIGH GROUND.

    BANIASS IS THE PLACE WHERE THE SYRIANS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A PROJECT TO DIVERT THE WATERS OF THE RIVER JORDAN AWAY FROM ISRAEL.

    HEAVY TANKS SUPPORTED ISRAELI INFANTRY ADVANCING ALONG A ROAD MADE DIFFICULT BY EXPLODING LAND MINES. WHEN THE TROOPS ENTERED THE BATTERED VILLAGE, THEY TOOK A NUMBER OF PRISONERS INCLUDING A SYRIAN COLONEL.

    WHEN THE ACTION ENDED AND BANIASS WAS IN ISRAELI HANDS, TROOPS RAN THE ISRAELI FLAG UP A FLAGPOLE IN THE VILLAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACN33S7UFC3DI5XUOGYDRRLN6H
    Media URN:
    VLVACN33S7UFC3DI5XUOGYDRRLN6H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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