• Short Summary

    NEBAJ, QUICHE, GUATEMALA

    About 1,350 peasant farmers, living in the mountains surrounding the village of Nebaj in the province of Quiche are being trained to form para-military civil defence patrols.

  • Description

    1. GV Troops marching civilians with guns to training site 0.17
    2. GV Civilians taking position for firing practice 0.31
    3. SV Civilians receiving instruction on how to use rifles (3 shots) 0.44
    4. SV Trainees firing at sandbags (4 shots) 1.11
    5. GV Troops and civilians leaving training site with family looking on 1.21
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    Background: NEBAJ, QUICHE, GUATEMALA

    About 1,350 peasant farmers, living in the mountains surrounding the village of Nebaj in the province of Quiche are being trained to form para-military civil defence patrols. It is part of a campaign by the Guatemalan army to stamp out guerrilla fighters of the People's National Army and to protect the civilians. The peasants are being taught to use obsolete army rifles because they have had little experience with firearms. The patrols' main weapon will be their detailed knowledge of the area. Some of the civilian groups will guard peasants who were moved from their homes to the safety of an army camp while the others will protect the peasants still living in the mountains.

    Source: REUTERS - ENRICO ZAS CANO

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJ9MZJC15PU62F241RSYG2CUX
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ9MZJC15PU62F241RSYG2CUX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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