• Short Summary

    Jordan on Sunday (21 March) marked the anniversary of the battle of Karameh eight years ago in which Israeli tanks and troops attacked a small village, which they claimed was a guerrilla base.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Bomb explosion from 1968 battle.
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    2.
    MV Man looks on as vehicle burns.
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    3.
    MV AND CU Burning truck. (2 shots)
    0.16

    4.
    CU Wounded man.
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    5.
    MV Wrecked car amongst debris.
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    6.
    CU PAN Armoured tracked vehicle TO Israeli tank with Jordanian standing on it.
    0.37

    7.
    CU Burnt out Israeli tank.
    0.42

    8.
    CU Captured Israeli tank.
    0.48

    9.
    CU Dead crew member inside tank.
    0.51

    10.
    CU Lieutenant-General Mohammed Idriss PAN TO soldiers.
    1.00

    11.
    CU Wreath on tombstone.
    1.01

    12.
    MV Soldiers lined up paying respect to dead.
    1.07

    13.
    CU Wreath
    1.10

    14.
    MV Soldiers saluting tombstone
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    Initials VS 19.15 VS 19.25



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Jordan on Sunday (21 March) marked the anniversary of the battle of Karameh eight years ago in which Israeli tanks and troops attacked a small village, which they claimed was a guerrilla base.

    Jordanian Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Mohammed Idriss, laid wreaths at the graves of the soldiers killed in the bitter 12-hour clash.

    Israeli jets attacked Karameh, 25 miles (33 kms) west of Amman before troops and tanks advanced across the River Jordan at dawn on 21 March 1968. Jordanian regular troops and El Fatah guerrillas met the Israeli force in what was the biggest flare-up since the June 1967 war.

    Retreating Israelis left behind several vehicles, including two Centurion tanks. They said they had lost 15 men, with 70 wounded.

    The Jordanians claimed they had inflicted heavy losses on the Israelis; three fighter planes shot down, 42 armoured vehicles knocked out and 200 men killed or wounded.

    Israel claimed to have killed 150 guerrillas.

    It was thought the massive raid was a reprisal against the mining of an Israeli school bus in which two teachers died and 28 children were injured.

    The United Nations Security council later condemned the attack and denounced Arab guerrilla raids.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA79JZ3BQEOVMI87CVGNB1GEBUP
    Media URN:
    VLVA79JZ3BQEOVMI87CVGNB1GEBUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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