• Short Summary

    Screaming sirens and clanging bells called out all hands at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba, Dec. 5, to start a major exercise for defending the base.

  • Description

    1.
    Air V. of Naval Base at Guantanamo
    0.06

    2.
    Nearer Air V.. Ditto
    0.16

    3.
    LV Officer Briefing Troops
    0.19

    4.
    SV Ditto
    0.21

    5.
    LV Tank and Crew
    0.23

    6.
    CU Ditto
    0.25

    7.
    SV Ditto
    0.26

    8.
    SV Ditto
    0.29

    9.
    CU Soldier enters foxhole
    0.34

    10.
    CU Machine Gun Nest
    0.37

    11.
    LV Troops March Across Open Country
    0.41

    12.
    CU Ditto
    0.43

    13.
    LV Soldiers with Mortar Gun
    0.45

    14.
    CU Sighting Ditto
    0.47

    15.
    CU Soldier on Field Phone
    0.49

    16.
    SV Soldiers firing Mortar
    0.50

    17.
    LV Plane being Readied on Airfield
    0.54

    18.
    SV Ditto
    0.56

    19.
    SCU Ditto
    0.57

    20.
    LV PAN.Two Planes Take Off
    1.02

    21.
    SV PAN.Another Plane Takes Off
    1.06

    22.
    SHOT Two Planes Fly Past Overhead
    1.09

    23.
    LV PAN. Plane Flying Low Over Open Country
    1.13

    24.
    LV Bomb Burst in Open Country
    1.17



    Initials EHR/S/AHS/OW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Screaming sirens and clanging bells called out all hands at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba, Dec. 5, to start a major exercise for defending the base.

    Marines - clutching rifles - had already left their barracks to scout near the fence that separates the base from Cuban territory. This training exercise was similar to those conducted each month within the 27-mile rim of the base. U.S. Navy and Marine training aircraft, "A4D" attack bombers and "F8U" interceptor planes roared above Guantanamo to test aerial defences.

    Most of the weapons used by the Marines are automatic rifles, machine guns, and rifle grenades - in addition to a few medium tanks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YIRYZGVD74KW9HVS8PPU3ZY1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YIRYZGVD74KW9HVS8PPU3ZY1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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