• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,000 OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE EIGHT MEMBER NATIONS OF THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) ARE ENGAGED IN AN EXERCISE CODE-NAMED 'LOG TRAIN'.

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    ABOUT 1,000 OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE EIGHT MEMBER NATIONS OF THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) ARE ENGAGED IN AN EXERCISE CODE-NAMED 'LOG TRAIN'. IT STARTED ON WEDNESDAY (17 MAR) AND WILL CONTINUE TO MARCH 30. IT IS THE 28TH IN A SERIES OF SEATO MANOEUVRES AND EXERCISES, AND INVOLVES DECISIONS AND EXECUTION OF ORDERS, BUT WITHOUT ACTUAL DEPLOYMENT OF FORCES.

    THE THAI PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE THAI ARMED FORCES, OPENED THE EXERCISE IN BANGKOK. HE SAID THAT THE SITUATION IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA, PRESENTED A THREAT TO THE INDEPENDENCE AND SOVEREIGNTY OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES IN THIS REGION. THE POWER OF SEATO FORCES WOULD SERVE AS A CONCRETE ASSURANCE OF PEACE AND SECURITY OF THIS AREA.

    MANY OFFICIAL OBSERVERS FROM SEATO MEMBER NATIONS ARE ON HAND TO WATCH THE PROGRESS OF THE EXERCISE, WHICH IS BEING COMMANDER BY MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. EASTERBROOK OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

    THE ORGANISATION WAS FORMED AT MANILA, THE PHILIPPINE CAPITAL ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1954. THE EIGHT MEMBER NATIONS ARE: AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, NEW ZEALAND, PAKISTAN, THE PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZNILPJQIPMHMCGB2IFQNO5VA
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZNILPJQIPMHMCGB2IFQNO5VA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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