• Short Summary

    IN A SECRET LOCATION "SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST" MEMBERS OF THE All FATAH TERRORIST ORGANISATION ARE TRAINING RECRUITS IN GUERILLA WARFARE.

  • Description

    IN A SECRET LOCATION "SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST" MEMBERS OF THE All FATAH TERRORIST ORGANISATION ARE TRAINING RECRUITS IN GUERILLA WARFARE. THEIR OBJECT -- TO LIBERATE PALESTINE.

    DESPITE THE CLOAK AND DAGGER OVERTONES -- SECRET TRAINING CAMPS AND STRICT SECURITY -- THE CAMP TAKES A SERIOUS ATTITUDE TO THE TRAINING OF ITS RECRUITS.

    VOLUNTEERS ARE HAND-PICKED AND TIGHTLY SCREENED BEFORE BEING ACCEPTED FOR TRAINING. THE CAMP ORGANISERS HAVE REJECTED MANY VOLUNTEERS, BUT ONCE ACCEPTED, THEY DEMAND ABSOLUTE LOYALTY.

    THE RECRUITS UNDERGO INTENSIVE TRAINING IN MOST FORMS OF GUERILLA WARFARE. HAND TO HAND COMBAT, RIFLE PRACTICE AND AMBUSH TACTICS ARE DRILLED INTO THE TRAINEES BY EXPERIENCED TERRORIST FIGHTERS.

    SIMULATED ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAELI PATROLS GIVE THE RECRUITS A TASTE OF THE FIGHTING AS THEY WILL COME TO KNOW IT. IN THE EXERCISE SHOWN IN THIS FILM THE KHAKI-DRESSED RECRUITS REPRESENTED MEMBERS OF AN ISRAEL PATROL. THE EMPHASIS WAS ON CONSERVING LIVES, AND RESCUE OF WOUNDED GUERILLAS WAS STRESSED AS A PRIORITY OF THE FIGHTING.

    THE AL FATAH GUERILLAS TAKE PRIDE IN THE STRONG ESPRIT DE CORPS THAT HAS BEEN FOSTERED IN THE CAMP. THEY ARE KNOWN TO BE DERISIVE OF THE TECHNIQUES OF EGYPTIAN METHODS OF WARFARE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARRPZ1DBCMYFUCXIFSPWOIC90
    Media URN:
    VLVARRPZ1DBCMYFUCXIFSPWOIC90
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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