• Short Summary

    MINE DISPOSAL SQUADS OPERATING FROM BOATS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BEGAN SEARCHING THE RIVER RHINE NEAR REMAGEN, IN WEST GERMANY, FOR AMMUNITION SUNK DURING THE LAST WAR.

  • Description

    MINE DISPOSAL SQUADS OPERATING FROM BOATS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BEGAN SEARCHING THE RIVER RHINE NEAR REMAGEN, IN WEST GERMANY, FOR AMMUNITION SUNK DURING THE LAST WAR.

    A MASSIVE MAGNET WAS BROUGHT INTO USE TO SWEEP THE RIVER BED AFTER REPORTS HAD BEEN RECEIVED OF THE DUMPING OF LORRY LOADS OF UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION AT THE END OF THE WAR. AMERICAN TROOPS WERE SAID TO HAVE SUNK THE LOADED LORRIES.

    THE RHINE IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST WATERWAYS IN THE WORLD, BUT THE AMMUNITION EXPERTS WERE CONFIDENT THAT THE UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION WAS NOT A DANGER TO SHIPPING. IT WAS UNLIKELY THAT ANY OF IT WOULD EXPLODE AFTER ABOUT 20 YEARS UNDER WATER, THEY SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF532VMVBQIQ1E1K3CCVQLE31V
    Media URN:
    VLVAF532VMVBQIQ1E1K3CCVQLE31V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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