• Short Summary

    British, West German and Danish forces including several thousand military vehicles have been taking part in one of the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organisation divisional training exercise--this one, over a large area south-east of Hanover.

  • Description

    British, West German and Danish forces including several thousand military vehicles have been taking part in one of the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organisation divisional training exercise--this one, over a large area south-east of Hanover. The exercise, code-named 'Forefront VI', was organised by the Fourth Division of Britain's Army on the Rhine, and this film coverage of it was shot by an official NATO camera crew.

    SYNOPSIS: West Germany--and one of this year's end-of-training exercises for men and machines of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military forces. The operation, code-named 'Forefront Six', was organised by the Fourth Division of the British Army of the Rhine, and involved forces from West Germany and Denmark.

    The exercise, held over a large area south-east of Hanover, was on a massive scale--designed to test troops and military organisation at the end of a divisional training programme. It involved 280 tanks, about 3,000 other military vehicles, artillery and two river crossings--major exercises in themselves. The British forces' tanks included Chieftans and Centurians, and the West German armour consisted of German manufactured Leopards and armoured carriers. Both the West German and Danish forces also used United States M113 tanks, and the latter had British Centurians too -- fitted with 105-millimetre guns.

    Official reports later described the exercise, which was this year's forerunner for a whole series of end-of-year manoeuvres, as a success.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCTHTQYUMMC41CZC224EFTU9P
    Media URN:
    VLVADCTHTQYUMMC41CZC224EFTU9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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