• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN TRANSPORT SHIP "GEIGER" STEAMED INTO CHERBOURG EARLY OCTOBER 24 TO DISEMBARK 1,000 U.S.?

  • Description

    THE AMERICAN TRANSPORT SHIP "GEIGER" STEAMED INTO CHERBOURG EARLY OCTOBER 24 TO DISEMBARK 1,000 U.S. TROOPS. THE CONTINGENT - WHICH BOARDED TRAINS FOR A DESTINATION IN SOUTH-WEST FRANCE - FORMED PART OF AMERICA'S DEFENCE PLAN FOR REINFORCING HER GARRISONS IN EUROPE.

    ON OCTOBER 23, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES WERE TO SEND TROOP REINFORCEMENTS AMOUNTING TO SIX DIVISIONS TO WEST GERMANY. SOME 40,000 OF THESE WOULD BE IN GERMANY BY NOVEMBER 1 - THIS WOULD MORE THAN DOUBLE THE STRENGTH OF AMERICAN GROUND FORCES STATIONED THERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEFEREXEW6TXE1LSNJIM5S2K5L
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFEREXEW6TXE1LSNJIM5S2K5L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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