• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ARMY THAT GRADUATED ON DECEMBER 1969 IN THE PRESENCE OF AL-FATAH LEADER YASSER ARAFAT YESTERDAY (31 DECEMBER) PARTICIPATED IN A MOCK BATTLE IN NORTHERN JORDAN IN WHICH LIVE AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES WERE USED.

  • Description

    1.
    MV SOLDIERS ON BATTLE COURSE
    0.03

    2.
    LV SOLDIERS ACROSS GROUND UNDER FIRE
    0.08

    3.
    MV TWO SOLDIERS WITH LMG
    0.09

    4.
    MV MEN CRAWL UNDER BARBED WIRE AND RUN
    0.13

    5.
    MV MAN WALKS THROUGH FIRE HAZARD
    0.17

    6.
    LV MORTARS BEING FIRED (3 SHOTS)
    0.19

    7.
    LV MORTARS BEING FIRED (3 SHOTS)
    0.27

    8.
    LV DITTO PAN WITH SMOKE TO MEN ON DESERT
    0.32

    9.
    MV MEN RUNNING AND UNDER BARBED WIRE (2 SHOTS)
    0.53

    10.
    MV MEN WITH ANTI-TANK GUN
    0.54

    11.
    MV & CU SOLDIERS RUNNING ON THE SPOT (3 SHOTS)
    1.04

    12.
    MV & CU GUN TRUCK STARTS MV & LV
    1.30



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A GROUP OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ARMY THAT GRADUATED ON DECEMBER 1969 IN THE PRESENCE OF AL-FATAH LEADER YASSER ARAFAT YESTERDAY (31 DECEMBER) PARTICIPATED IN A MOCK BATTLE IN NORTHERN JORDAN IN WHICH LIVE AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES WERE USED.

    THE MOCK BATTLE WAS A KIND OF HARD TRAINING MIXED WITH A MANOEUVRE CALLED BY THE GUERILLAS 'FEEDING THE BATTLEGROUND'. BULLETS WERE FIRED OVER THE GRADUATES' HEADS WHILE INSTRUCTORS FIRED BETWEEN THEIR LEGS. MINES WERE EXPLODED AS THE GRADUATES ADVANCED TOWARDS THEIR TARGETS.

    AFTER THE EXERCISE THE GUERILLAS, WHOSE AVERAGE AGE IS 19, TOOK A QUICK MEAL OF A SANDWICH AND A SOFT DRINK BEFORE RECEIVING TRAINING IN THE FIRING OF MORTARS AND ANTI-TANK GUNS.

    BATTLE TRAINING FOR RECRUITS INTO THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ARMY LASTS FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WJB0PVI8SZOQN9DIE6RW16HU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WJB0PVI8SZOQN9DIE6RW16HU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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