• Short Summary

    LARGE-SCALE AMERICAN MANOEUVRES WERE IN PROGRESS IN BAVARIA, WEST GERMANY, OCT 24. WITH 30,000 SOLDIERS?

  • Description

    1.
    GV TROOPS BUILD BRIDGE ACROSS DANUBE NEAR INGOLSTADT.
    0.05

    2.
    CU TROOPS LIFT GIRDER.
    0.08

    3.
    SV PONTOON RAFT CARRIES GIRDER.
    0.12

    4.
    LV TROOPS FIX BRIDGE.
    0.16

    5.
    CU SOLDIER HITS IN BOLT.
    0.18

    6.
    SV FIXES GIRDER INTO POSITION.
    0.23

    7.
    SV CORPS COMMANDER WATCHES.
    0.26

    8.
    SV TANK CROSSES BRIDGE.
    0.30

    9.
    BACK V... TANK CROSSES BRIDGE.
    0.34

    10.
    LV TRUCKS COME TOWARDS OVER BRIDGE.
    0.39

    11.
    CU SOLDIER ON TANK WITH GUN.
    0.42

    12.
    LV TRANSPORT CARRIER OVER BRIDGE TOWARDS.
    0.47

    13.
    SV PAN... TANK PASSES OVER BRIDGE.
    0.53

    14.
    CU COMMANDER TALKS TO OFFICERS.
    0.55

    15.
    SV PAN... MISSILE ON CARRIER OVER BRIDGE.
    1.00

    16.
    ANGLE SHOT... JET PASSES OVER.
    1.05

    17.
    LV JET STREAKS OVER BRIDGES.
    1.08

    18.
    LV JET OVER BRIDGE.
    1.09

    19.
    CU SOLDIER LOOKS THROUGH FIELD GLASSES.
    1.12

    20.
    GV SOLDIER IN F/G WITH BAZOOKA, EXPLOSION IN DISTANCE.
    1.16

    21.
    LV TANKS AT SIDE OF ROAD.
    1.20

    22.
    LV TANKS ALONG ROAD.
    1.24

    23.
    CU PAN... TANK THROUGH VILLAGE.
    1.27

    24.
    LV TANK TOWARDS.
    1.31



    Initials JRG/S/JF/LW



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    Background: LARGE-SCALE AMERICAN MANOEUVRES WERE IN PROGRESS IN BAVARIA, WEST GERMANY, OCT 24. WITH 30,000 SOLDIERS AND SUPPORTING TANKS THE EXERCISE WILL LAST TO OCT 28. IT COINCIDES WITH THOSE OF THE WARSAW PACT IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND EAST GERMANY.

    THE LAST IMPORTANT AMERICAN EXERCISE WAS "WINTERFIELD II" HELD IN SOUTH-EASTERN GERMANY IN FEBRUARY. THIS WAS PLANNED AS THE MAIN TRAINING EXERCISE FOR 1961. THE AUTUMN MANOEUVRES, KNOWN AS "PEACEMAKERS" AND "AUTUMN SHIELD", ARE TO TRAIN TROOPS RECENTLY SENT TO EUROPE TO IMPROVE THE CONVENTIONAL STRENGTH OF THE AMERICAN FORCES IN NATO. SOME 100 U.S. AIR FORCE JET AIRCRAFT ARE PARTICIPATING TO MAKE SIMULATED ATTACKS ON GROUND TROOPS THROUGHOUT THE AREA OF THE EXERCISE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7J1LDV5S1C8C13YR0HSE87O3A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J1LDV5S1C8C13YR0HSE87O3A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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