• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES IS REDUCING ITS ARMY GARRISON IN BERLIN BY 600 MEN BUT STRENGTHENING IT IN FIRE AND MOBILITY WITH MORE POWERFUL TANKS, ARMOURED TROOP CARRIERS AND SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZERS.

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    THE UNITED STATES IS REDUCING ITS ARMY GARRISON IN BERLIN BY 600 MEN BUT STRENGTHENING IT IN FIRE AND MOBILITY WITH MORE POWERFUL TANKS, ARMOURED TROOP CARRIERS AND SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZERS.THE FIRST OF THESE BEGAN ARRIVING IN BERLIN YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

    AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW ARMY STRUCTURE WOULD PLACE THE AMERICAN FORCES "ON ABOUT THE SAME LEVEL OF ORGANISATION AS THE BRITISH, FRENCH, AND GERMAN ARMIES." ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF MEN WAS BEING REDUCED FROM 6,000 TO 5,400 MEN, THE GARRISON STRENGTH WOULD BE INCREASED TO 37 TANKS, 37 ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AND SIX SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZERS.

    ARMY OFFICIALS EXPLAINED THAT THE BERLIN CHANGES WERE PART OF A RE-ORGANISATION SCHEME THAT WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES ARMY.THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS SCHEME WAS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTLE GROUP BY THE BATTALION AS THE BASIC ARMY UNITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZW4TY9S7V3A5DG7H3CYA4FI1
    Media URN:
    VLVACZW4TY9S7V3A5DG7H3CYA4FI1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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