• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST YEARS WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE ARAB STATES, THE JORDANIANS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR FEAR OF AN ISRAELI ATTACK ON THEIR CAPITAL, AMMAN, BY BUILDING SANDBAG SHELTERS.

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST YEARS WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE ARAB STATES, THE JORDANIANS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR FEAR OF AN ISRAELI ATTACK ON THEIR CAPITAL, AMMAN, BY BUILDING SANDBAG SHELTERS. UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL DEFENCE HAVE BEEN HELPING TO STACK THE SANDBAGS AT THE ENTRANCES TO THE OFFICE BUILDINGS, SHOPS, ALLEYS, AND GALLERIES LEADING TO THE MAIN STREETS.

    THE PROTECTIVE MEASURES WERE TAKEN AFTER A MEETING RECENTLY AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE AT WHICH KING HUSSEIN IS REPORTED TO HAVE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS TO SOME CABINET MINISTERS, THE MAYOR OF AMMAN AND THE DIRECTOR IF INTELLIGENCE ON MEASURE TO "STRENGTHEN CIVIL DEFENCE AND POPULAR RESISTANCE, AND RAISE THE MORALS OF THE POPULATION."
    AFTER THE RECENT ISRAELI ATTACKS AND ESPECIALLY THE RAID ON THE TOWN OF IRBID, THERE WAS WIDESPREAD CRITICISM OF LACK OF PROTECTION FOR THE CIVILIAN POPULATION. THE KING IS ALSO REPORTED TO HAVE HEARD ARMY COMPLAINTS OF INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND AIR COVER FOR WARDING OFF ISRAELI ALONG THE CEASE-FIRE LINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE7OQXROZ250ZSVC1J4Q5MMPVM
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7OQXROZ250ZSVC1J4Q5MMPVM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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