In Northern Norway, some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the 6th Infantry Division of the Norwegian Army has held its annual arctic winter exercise.
L.V. Headquarters at Setrum.
C.U. Sign showing name of exercise "King's men" (English translation")
L.V. Group-Norwegian Colonel Commander of Exercise briefs French General, Danish Colonel and 3 Swedish Officers.
C.U. Norwegian Colonel and French General.
C.U. French General and Danish Colonel.
S.V. Norwegian Colonel, French General and Danish Colonel, pan to map.
L.V. Sentry on guard.
L.V. Trucks towards.
S.V. Troops on cycles.
L.V. Pack horses and sleighs.
L.V. Pack horses.
G.V. Ski troops being towed along.
S.V. Soldiers turn in cycles for skis.
G.V. Group for briefing.
S.V. Norwegian Colonel briefs Swedish Observers and U.S.Colonel.
S.V. Norwegian Colonel and U.S.Colonel.
L.V. Troops build snow huts.
S.V.Pan Digging cut snow.
C.U. Block of snow.
S.V. Soldier covering up snow marks.
L.V. Tent finished.
S.V. Troops with 105mm anti-tank gun.
C.U. Through sights./
C.U. Tank towards.
C.V. Enemy scout cars turning on hill.
L.V. Orange enemy tank camouflaged on hill with observer.
S.V. Tank Commander with glasses.
L.V. Group of soldiers.
L.V. Officer giving orders, troops run off.
S.V. Officer with glasses.
S.V. Turret top-down.
L.V. Tank firing.
Back V. Machine gunner in action.
L.V. Tank firing.
S.V. Tank passing other tank.
C.U. Machine gunner.
S.V. Soldiers towards.
Initials AW J.H./P.B.
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Background: In Northern Norway, some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the 6th Infantry Division of the Norwegian Army has held its annual arctic winter exercise. This year the exercise was called "King's Men".
The struggle is based on an imaginary conflict between two countries, namely Blueland and Orangeland. On the 1st March 1958, it was assumed that Orangeland Invasion Forces had landed a regimental combat team in the Lyngenfjord area.
Although outnumbered, the defending forces, the Blues, were able to prevent the invaders from breaking through to the South and the East. After a week, the brigade was relieved by mobilized units of the 6th. Infantry Division, and has since reorganised in the Bardufoss Area.
This exercise is organised within the framework of Nato, with representatives from Sweden, France, Denmark, America, and other Nato countries present.