• Short Summary

    OKINAWA - THE MAIN STAGING POINT FOR MUNITIONS AND SUPPLIES TO UNITED STATES MILITARY FORCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

  • Description

    OKINAWA - THE MAIN STAGING POINT FOR MUNITIONS AND SUPPLIES TO UNITED STATES MILITARY FORCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.WITH THE VIETNAM SITUATION WORSENING, THIS WESTERN PACIFIC ISLAND HAS ASSUMED AN EVEN GREATER STRATEGIC ROLE.

    NEON SIGNS STILL FLASH IN THE NIGHTCLUB QUARTER OF NAHA CITY, BUT BUSINESS IS BAD.NORMALLY, AMERICAN SERVICE PERSONNEL THRONG THE QUARTER, BUT RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THEIR MOVEMENTS TO MEET ANY SUDDEN EMERGENCY.

    ARMY TRUCKS SHUTTLE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE ISLAND'S NUMEROUS DEPOTS.IT WAS FROM OKINAWA THAT U.S.MARINES LEFT EARLIER THIS MONTH TO GUARD THE GIANT DA NANG AIR BASE IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    BIG SUPPLY SHIPS COME AND GO DAILY.JET TRANSPORTS WAIT READY TO FLY EQUIPMENT TO ANY TROUBLE SPOT IN THE FAR EAST OR SOUTH-EAST ASIA.ALL SUPPLIES FOR THE U.S.SEVENTH FLEET, NOW PATROLLING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, COME FROM OKINAWA.

    (OKINAWA, WHICH LIES HALF WAY BETWEEN JAPAN AND TAIWAN, HAS BEEN ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICANS SINCE 1952 UNDER THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S JAPANESE PEACE TREATY.JAPAN IS NOW SEEKING TO REGAIN CONTROL, BUT SO FAR WASHINGTON HAS REJECTED THE IDEA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEK0D7G7EOI7SO87NWRSXGK5L
    Media URN:
    VLVADEK0D7G7EOI7SO87NWRSXGK5L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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