• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES TROOPS ON EXERCISES IN WEST GERMANY: "EXERCISE NORTH WIND" - A COMBINED OPERATION INVOLVING U.

  • Description

    UNITED STATES TROOPS ON EXERCISES IN WEST GERMANY: "EXERCISE NORTH WIND" - A COMBINED OPERATION INVOLVING U.S. AIRCRAFT BASED IN FRANCE AND WEST GERMANY, AND TROOPS OF THE 1ST BRIGADE, 8TH INFANTRY DIVISION, BEGAN ON JUNE 5TH AND WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS.

    THE EXERCISE IS BASED ON THE AIRFIELDS AT RHEIN MAIN AND ERDING, WHERE GIANT U.S. TRANSPORT PLANES LOAD UP WITH MEN AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT. ONCE THE AERIAL ASSAULT WITH PARATROOPERS HAS GONE IN, THE PLANES FOLLOW UP WITH A PROGRAMME OF AIR SUPPLY DESIGNED TO FULLY SUPPORT THEIR FORWARD ADVANCE.

    THIS IS NOT THE ONLY EXERCISE BEING CURRENTLY CARRIED OUT BY UNITED STATES FORCES IN WEST GERMANY AND WEST BERLIN. MORE THAN 3,000 TROOPS HAVE JUST COMPLETED A FOUR DAY FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE - "ROADWAY TWO" - IN WEST BERLIN'S GRUNEWALD FOREST. PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE: TO ALLOW THE ENTIRE BRIGADE TO PRACTICE AND IMPROVE ITS CAPABILITY OF RESPONDING QUICKLY TO ANY MILITARY SITUATION".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF3ZJ9XN31G16JW0OCTFPPO20D
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3ZJ9XN31G16JW0OCTFPPO20D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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