• Short Summary

    About 14,000 United States and Philippine troops began 20-day manoeuvres 'Tangent Flash '83' which was launched on May 12, in the hills of Central Luzon Island.

  • Description

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    GV Helicopter taking off
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    2.
    GV Helicopter in low level manoeuvre
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    3.
    SV Officers watching
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    4.
    SV Soldiers with guns covered (2 shots)
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    5.
    GV Aircraft flying
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    6.
    GV Smoke canister PAN TO Helicopter taking off
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    7.
    GV Troops taking positions behind smoke cover
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    8.
    SV PAN Officers watching
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    9.
    GV Troops in position on ground (2 shots)
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    Background: About 14,000 United States and Philippine troops began 20-day manoeuvres 'Tangent Flash '83' which was launched on May 12, in the hills of Central Luzon Island. The war games, within the framework of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Philippines, were planned to be a test of the pact's effectiveness in combating external threats. The scenario for the exercise was that a mythical enemy from a foreign country had successfully landed amphibious troops which had then fought their way inland towards the hills of Central Luzon. They were then due to be wiped out by co-ordinated assaults made by U.S. and Philippine forces using helicopters, artillery and infantry. 'Tangent Flash '83' is believed to be the largest manoeuvre in post-war years conducted jointly by the armed forces of the United States and the Philippines.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD25VLAUXVTO2N2LXQAK2SE1KF
    Media URN:
    VLVAD25VLAUXVTO2N2LXQAK2SE1KF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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