• Short Summary

    The U.S. Army and Air Force recently co-operated to hold a large-scale exercise in western?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Convoy bring equipment into McChord Air Base
    0.08

    2.
    LV C-5 on runway
    0.11

    3.
    LV Equipment including helicopter loaded into C-5 and C-141 (4 shots)
    0.32

    4.
    GV C-141 takes off
    0.40

    5.
    CU Officers look at map laid out on desert (2 shots)
    0.48

    6.
    LV AND CU Soldiers take up defensive positions in sand dunes (3 shots)
    1.07

    7.
    SV AND GV Tanks and armoured vehicles moving through desert (3 shots)
    1.23

    8.
    SV Fighter pilots out of caravan and into aircraft (2 shots)
    1.36

    9.
    CU F-100 Phantom taxies and takes off (2 shots)
    1.47

    10.
    LV Two T-38s take off (2 shots)
    1.57



    Initials CL/1711 CL/1725



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The U.S. Army and Air Force recently co-operated to hold a large-scale exercise in western United States designed to test American forces' ability to airlift troops and equipment long distances in the shortest possible time.

    More than 20,000 troops and 3,000 Air Force personnel were involved.

    The Army's mythical scene for the training exercise was the country of "Blissland" which had been invaded by "Myton" forces.

    A Joint Task Force was formed and along with their tanks, helicopters and other equipment, was airlifted into Texas and New Mexico.

    Joint exercises such as this -- which was called Gallant Shield '75 -- provide an operational environment to test current and newly-developed methods of deploying and using modern weapons and troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAVBHRTU9JV028LJRAH6H4AFG1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVBHRTU9JV028LJRAH6H4AFG1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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