• Short Summary

    THE CYPRUS ARMY HAS RECENTLY BEEN SUPPLIED WITH SOVIET-MADE LONG RANGE GUNS. THERE WAS A?

  • Description

    1.
    LV OFFICERS WATCH DEMONSTRATION
    0.04

    2.
    SCU GENERAL GRIVAS AND GENERAL PROKOS OF THE GREEK ARMY CONTINGENT.
    0.09

    3.
    CU GENERAL GRIVAS
    0.11

    4.
    CU GENERAL PROKOS
    0.16

    5.
    SV SOLDIERS CARRY SHELLS (2 SHOTS)
    0.29

    6.
    SV OFFICER STARTS DEMONSTRATION
    0.32

    7.
    GV GUN CREWS RUN TO STATIONS
    0.40

    8.
    SV SHELL IS LOADED INTO GUN
    0.46

    9.
    GV OBSERVERS
    0.49

    10.
    SV GUN FIRES
    0.53

    11.
    SCU ANOTHER SHELL INTO GUN
    1.00

    12.
    LV GUN FIRES
    1.04

    13.
    SCU RUSSIAN SHELLS
    1.10

    14.
    CU WRITING ON SHELL
    1.17

    15.
    GV GUNS FIRING
    1.20

    16.
    SV GUN
    1.23



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE CYPRUS ARMY HAS RECENTLY BEEN SUPPLIED WITH SOVIET-MADE LONG RANGE GUNS. THERE WAS A DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEW WEAPONS AT A TRAINING RANGE ON THURSDAY, ATTENDED BY GENERAL GRIVAS, AND ARMY CHIEFS, INCLUDING GENERAL PROKOS, OF THE GREEK ARMY CONTINGENT.

    THE TROOPS ARE AT PRESENT UNDERGOING AN INTENSIVE TRAINING IN THE USE OF THESE WEAPONS, WHICH ARE CLAIMED TO HAVE A RANGE OF 20 MILES.

    DURING THE EXERCISE SHELLS WERE FIRED AT A TARGET TEN MILES DISTANT. SPECIAL TELESCOPIC BINOCULARS ARE USED TO REGULATE THE RANGE OF THE GUNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YQMKIPNXSU85R8WNGJO2YZLY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YQMKIPNXSU85R8WNGJO2YZLY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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