• Short Summary

    IN AMMAN JORDANIANS HAVE CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF KARAMESH. JORDANIAN GUNS?

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    IN AMMAN JORDANIANS HAVE CELEBRATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF KARAMESH. JORDANIAN GUNS AND ARMOUR WERE EXHIBITED IN THE CAPITAL WITH CAPTURED ISRAELI WEAPONS.

    IN THE BATTLE TWO YEARS AGO FIERCE FIGHTING LASTED FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND THE TOWN OF KARAMESH WAS DESTROYED. BUT JORDAN HAS HAILED IT AS A VICTORY OVER THE ISRAELIS.

    THE ISRAELI RAID INTO JORDAN WAS AIMED AT SMASHING AN ARAB GUERRILLA TRAINING CAMP. THE FIFTEEN HOURS BATTLE BEGAN AT DAWN ON MARCH THE 21ST WHEN ISRAELI INFANTRY, TANKS AND ARTILLERY ADVANCED ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER IN THE WAKE OF AN ATTACK BY FIGHTER BOMBERS.

    JORDANIAN TANKS MET THE ISRAELIS AND THE BATTLE WAS ON. JORDAN PUT ITS LOSSES AT 20 KILLED AND 65 WOUNDED. THE ISRAELIS SAID THEY LOST 11 DEAD AND 50 WOUNDED.

    THE ISRAELIS LEFT BEHIND TANKS AND TRUCKS AND SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AND ARE NOW IN SERVICE WITH THE JORDANIAN ARMY.

    JORDAN BELIEVES THAT WITH THIS BATTLE IT SHATTERED THE MYTH OF THE INVINCIBLE ISRAELIS AND SHOWED THE FIGHTING ABILITY OF THE ARABS.

    THE BATTLE HAS BEEN COMMEMORATED IN JORDAN EACH YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQ426AEF991M26YYINZ6VBVTU
    Media URN:
    VLVACQ426AEF991M26YYINZ6VBVTU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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