• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS:The biggest joint Army RAAF exercise "Operations Skyhigh", in ever held in peacetime is underway in the heart of the Great 4 Dividing Range, north west of Sydney.

  • Description


    Men in trucks down side of strip
    7 ft


    jumping off trucks
    10 ft


    ms file past camera
    15 1/2 ft


    rv into bush
    19 1/2 ft


    ws soldier dives to ground
    23 ft


    cu anr bloke
    25 ft


    la shot trucks with troops past
    29 1/2 ft


    ms troops off truck
    32 1/2 ft


    ws troops run off strip pan with them
    39 1/2 ft


    fs troops running
    42 ft


    fs into bush
    45 ft


    rv stalking through scrub
    47 ft


    ws blokes lifting logs can with them
    61 ft


    chopper in to land
    66 ft


    Cue
    4 ft


    Men off trucks
    15 ft


    ws soldier to earth
    24 1/2 ft


    ms troops off truck
    38 ft


    Cue: 42 fs troops



    Cue: 61 helicop. land




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS:The biggest joint Army RAAF exercise "Operations Skyhigh", in ever held in peacetime is underway in the heart of the Great 4 Dividing Range, north west of Sydney.

    Men of the Special Air Service company from Western Australia men off trucks are mounting an attack on an airfield.Before the dawn attack, the airfield had been bombed and strafed by Canberra bombers 15 and Sabre fighters.

    The enemy are the second battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, was soldier to earth 24 1/2 The S.A.S.men clear them from the strip as reinforcements arrive.

    This was the first engagement in the exercise, which involves about seven thousand troops.The airfield is vital for the attacking forces, who must rely heavily on air supply in the 38 rugged terrain over which the exercise is being fought.

    The one thousand "enemy" troops have built camps and supply and arms caches in the area.The purpose of the exercise is to give the troops experience in anti guerilla warfare.Once the enemy had been flushed from the bush surrounding the strip the S.A.S men began clearing the airstrip of logs adn obstacles.They had to watch out for booby traps.

    Helicopters paved the way for the next stage of Operation Skyhigh.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD6CZ0XDRAWE1ED4OXD8HQGUZM
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6CZ0XDRAWE1ED4OXD8HQGUZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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