• Short Summary

    AN ARTILLERY DISPLAY AND FIRING DEMONSTRATION BY THEE FRENCH ARMY WAS HELD AT CAMP VALDAHON, NEAR BESANCON, MAY 26.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TROOPS LOOK AT "HONEST JOHN" MISSILE.
    0.05

    2.
    CU PAN UP... MISSILE.
    0.10

    3.
    GV TROOPS LOOK AT AMERICAN 155MM HOWITZER.
    0.13

    4.
    CU DITTO.
    0.16

    5.
    LV DITTO.
    0.19

    6.
    SCU RADAR PARABOLOID.
    0.24

    7.
    SCU FRENCH GENERALS BUFFIN AND CRAPELET.
    0.27

    8.
    CU ZOOM... GENERAL SEITZ, AUSTRALIA CHIEF-OF-STAFF.
    0.32

    9.
    LV PAN... TANKS CARRYING "S.S.II" GUIDED MISSILES ONTO RANGE.
    0.42

    10.
    LV TANK ONTO RANGE.
    0.46

    11.
    CU DITTO.
    0.54

    12.
    GV TANK IN FIRING POSITION.
    0.59

    13.
    CU PAN TO GV... MISSILE FIRED AND HITS TARGET.
    1.16

    14.
    GV ZOOM... TO GV... TANK MOVE FORWARD.
    1.20

    15.
    SV & CU... FRENCH PARATROOPERS WATCH DISPLAY.
    1.24

    16.
    GV TANK GUN FIRED.
    1.27

    17.
    GV BAZOOKAS ON JEEPS ARRIVE AT FIRING
    1.30

    18.
    SV BAZOOKAS FIRED.
    1.36

    19.
    CU OFFICER LOOKS THROUGH BINOCULARS.
    1.37

    20.
    GV TANKS ON RANGE.
    1.43



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    Background: AN ARTILLERY DISPLAY AND FIRING DEMONSTRATION BY THEE FRENCH ARMY WAS HELD AT CAMP VALDAHON, NEAR BESANCON, MAY 26. AMONG HIGH-RANKING OFFICERS PRESENT WERE FRENCH GENERALS BUFFIN AND CRAPELET, AND AUSTRIAN CHIEF-OF-STAFF, GENERAL SEITZ.

    WEAPONS ON SHOW INCLUDED TWO ITEMS FROM THE UNITED STATES - "HONEST JOHN", FIRED FROM A MOBILE LAUNCHING RAMP, IS A SOLID-FUEL BALLISTIC MISSILE WITH A RANGE OF ABOUT 15 MILES. IT CAN BE ARMED WITH THE EITHER CONVENTIONAL OR NUCLEAR WARHEADS.

    MOUNTED ON A HEAVY TRACKED BASE, THE 155MM HOWITZER FIRES STEEL SHELLS, WEIGHING 95LBS AND CONTAINING ABOUT 15LBS OF TNT, OVER DISTANCES OF NEARBY 10 MILES.

    THE FIRE-POWER DEMONSTRATIONS, ASSISTED BY FIELD RADAR, BEFA BEGAN WITH TANKS FIRING SMALL "SS-II" ROCKETS, MOUNTED IN PAIRS BESIDE THE TANK-GUN BARREL. AFTER MORE RANGE FIRING BY TANKS, A HIGHLY MOBILE UNIT WAS PUT THROUGH ITS PACES. IT CONSISTED OF JEEPS, EACH CARRYING A BAZOOKA-TYPE WEAPON. THEY DROVE UP AT HIGH SPEED, WERE DEPLOYED AND READY TO FIRE IN AN INSTANT, AND MOVE ON AS QUICKLY AS THEY HAD COME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1MSVZU5LJ3UI8SRGXFZ481QE
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1MSVZU5LJ3UI8SRGXFZ481QE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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