• Short Summary

    AT SEA/HONDURAS

    More US troops have begun arriving in Honduras as part of the 'Big Pine II' exercises.

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    1. SV USS Nassau at sea with helicopters flying off (4 shots) 0.20
    2. GV Landing craft 0.23
    3. GV & SV US troops climbing on to back of truck and truck driving off (3 shots) 0.47
    4. SV INTERIOR Honduran Foreign Minister, Edgardo Paz Barnica speaking 0.56
    5. GV PAN Aircraft landing on USS Ranger 1.02
    6. SCU President Magana of El Salvador on board Ranger 1.07
    7. GV Planes exercising above USS Ranger 1.16
    8. GV PAN Aircraft dropping 'bombs' and 'bombs' exploding (2 shots) 1.27
    9. GV PAN Aircraft on manoeuvres above Ranger (2 shots) 1.36
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    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY BBC REPORTER MARTIN BELL WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AT SEA/HONDURAS

    More US troops have begun arriving in Honduras as part of the 'Big Pine II' exercises. the USS Nassau, an amphibious assault ship, brought the troops to the north of the country to Puerto Caldez. Thirty-six helicopters were also on board, and US Marines and special forces -- The Green Berets -- will be arriving over the next few weeks. The US military authorities have consistently denied that the troops will be used in combat and say they will only train Honduras military forces. But the manoeuvres, due to last at least five months and involving some five thousands US troops, will take the men to within 25 miles of the Nicaraguan border. The Honduran Foreign Minister, Edgardo Paz Barnica, insists the exercises are for self-defence, but the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has said that the troops and hardware pose a serious threat to their stability. President Magana of el Salvador has visited the USS Ranger to watch the war games, and fighter jets put on a spectacular display.

    Source: NBC/BBC

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LFVE3INLVOLTW94AYX5U8J5Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LFVE3INLVOLTW94AYX5U8J5Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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