• Short Summary

    PREPARATIONS ARE WELL ADVANCED AT FORT HOOD, TEXAS FOR THE MID-WEEK AIRLIFT OF AN ENTIRE, COMBAT-READY DIVISION TO WESTERN GERMANY.

  • Description

    PREPARATIONS ARE WELL ADVANCED AT FORT HOOD, TEXAS FOR THE MID-WEEK AIRLIFT OF AN ENTIRE, COMBAT-READY DIVISION TO WESTERN GERMANY.

    TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY TROOP-CARRYING AIRCRAFT WILL BE USED IN "EXERCISE BIG-LIFT" AND IN ADDITION, 116 AIRCRAFT WILL PROVIDE TACTICAL SUPPORT.THE TROOPS, FULLY ARMED AND READY FOR COMBAT, WILL RENDEZVOUS WITH TANKS, ARTILLERY AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT ALREADY WAITING IN GERMANY.

    THE EXERCISE WILL BE UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE C-IN-C, ALLIED FORCES CENTRAL EUROPE, GENERAL PIERRE JACQUOT, OF THE FRENCH ARMY.IT WILL BE AN UNPRECEDENTED DEMONSTRATION OF U.S.AERIAL MOBILITY.

    THE U.S.DEFENCE DEPARTMENT HAS BILLED IT AS A "DRAMATIC REINFORCEMENT OF NATO FORCE." IN ADDITION, "BIG LIFT" WILL BE THE FIRST EXERCISE TO "MARRY" A MAJOR U.S.LAND-BASED FORCE WITH COMBAT TROOPS POSITIONED OVERSEAS FOR POSSIBLE USE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACPSG3D6Q06FXZJMMZ9BFSLB8X
    Media URN:
    VLVACPSG3D6Q06FXZJMMZ9BFSLB8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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