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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of Italian troops and weaponry on exercise in the North of Italy, tanks in woodland, radio operators, erecting a river crossing, etc.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Northern Italy

    CU Wall map of Northern Italy, between the rivers Ticino and Dora-Baltea, north of the Milan-Turin highway, where the Italian army is carrying out summer manoeuvres involving 50,000 men and code-named "Freccia azzurra seconda" / Operation Blue Arrow. Various shots of General Lucini, director of the operation, holding a press conference in Gattinara.

    Various shots of tanks in woodland and across open country. Display of jets monitoring tank movements. LS Soldiers wading through river, holding rifles over their heads as they cross. Italian paratrooper recovering his parachute. Italian troops loaded into their jeeps and driving off. Helicopters taking off. Tanks and jeeps moving along country roads. Radio operators. Soldiers taking up positions on the ground. Various shots of linked services in action. Troops assembling a military bridge over the River Sesia, jeeps crossing the bridge.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 05/08/1958.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:06:47:00
    UN 3124 F

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