• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE MILITARY TAKE-OVER IN GREECE, CAMERAMEN HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO FILM THE ARMY IN TRAINING AT BASES 'SOMEWHERE IN MACEDONIA AND THRACE'.

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE MILITARY TAKE-OVER IN GREECE, CAMERAMEN HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO FILM THE ARMY IN TRAINING AT BASES 'SOMEWHERE IN MACEDONIA AND THRACE'. LATEST INFORMATION INDICATES THAT GREECE HAS 11 INFANTRY DIVISIONS AND ONE ARMOURED DIVISION, AND DURING LAST WEEK'S EXERCISE A NUMBER OF U.S.-BUILT TANKS AND ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS WERE SEEN.

    DURING THE EXERCISE AMERICAN-BUILT TANKS, WHICH INCLUDED THE 50-TON M-48 ARMED WITH A 90 MM GUN, AND THE OBSOLESCENT M-47, WERE SEEN, AND THERE WAS ALSO A NUMBER OF M-113 ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, A MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE ALSO BUILT BY THE UNITED STATES.

    SPECIAL ATTENTION IS BEING PAID BY THE MILITARY JUNTA TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARMOURED UNITS IN THE NORTHERN REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY.

    IT WAS GREECE'S ARMOURED DIVISION WHICH OCCUPIED ATHENS, PIRAEUS AND SALONIKA IN APRIL, LAST YEAR, AND FROM THE ARMOURED DIVISION MANY OF THE LEADERS OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT EMERGED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4X65R5SUUN8SOLNXYGXM3O2
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4X65R5SUUN8SOLNXYGXM3O2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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