• Short Summary

    North of the Arctic circle some six thousand men of NATO's Mobile Force are engaged in a big exercise to test defences along NATO's northern flank.

  • Description

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    MS Italian alpine troops with 105 mm howitzer
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    MS troops jump out
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    MS unloading howitzer
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    MS barrel rising
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    MS soldier fixing base
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    CU soldier sets sights
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    MS ditto
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    MS barrel PAN gunner
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    MS jeep with Belgian troops
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    MS troops out and across road
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    MS troops run into forest
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    MS machine gunners take up position
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    CU machine gunner
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    MS PAN jeep along road
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    LS British troops at church service
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    CU soldiers
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    MS Priest
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    MS ditto
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    GV troops
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: North of the Arctic circle some six thousand men of NATO's Mobile Force are engaged in a big exercise to test defences along NATO's northern flank.

    Belgian, Italian, British and American troops are taking part. The opposition is provided by a Norwegian brigade. Tactical air support comes from Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States and Britain.

    Code-named "Northern Express", the exercise lasts until June the 20th. Its main purpose is to try out the Allied Mobile Force (AMF), which is designed to cope with brush-fire wars.

    In this land of the Midnight Sun, where the sun never sets at the time of year, the NATO soldiers are hunting down a supposed enemy who has infiltrated behind the Norwegian defences.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJULCL70I4X52YO1YSQDHTSXC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJULCL70I4X52YO1YSQDHTSXC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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