COMMANDOS WITH THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY WENT ON PARADE IN KINSHASA RECENTLY WITH A BIG DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR BATTLE TACTICS.
SV Marching soldiers come to half
SV More troops halt
SV Pan officers watching
SV Smoke bomb
LV Commando down rope into smoke
SV Soldier down rope
LV Soldier on rope down side of building
LV Soldier ditto onto balcony.
SV Amphibious vehicle towards camera onto raft
SV hock put under wheel
LV Commandos demonstrate rowing dinghy and raft
SV Crowd applaud
SV Commandos over wooden horse (2 shots)
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Background: COMMANDOS WITH THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY WENT ON PARADE IN KINSHASA RECENTLY WITH A BIG DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR BATTLE TACTICS.
THE COMMANDOS, UNDER COLONEL BUMBA, WENT ON PARADE BEFORE GENERAL MASIALA, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF DESIGNATE OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY.
FOR A FEW HOURS, ONE SQUARE OF CONGO-KINSHASA NIGHT WELL HAVE BEEN A BATTLEFIELD AS THE COMMANDOS DEMONSTRATED THEIR TECHNIQUES OF CROSSING RIVERS, OVERCAME VARIOUS OBSTACLES THAT MIGHT STAND IN A SOLDIER'S WAY AND GAVE A DISPLAY OF GYMNASTICS.
OF COURSE, MUCH OF THE BATTLE WAS SIMULATED - ESPECIALLY THE RIVERS. FOR HIGH CLIFFS, THE COMMANDOS SUBSTITUTED A TALL BUILDING.
BUT IT WAS A DISPLAY OF TECHNIQUES THAT ARE USED BY ARMIES THE WORLD OVER.
SYNOPSIS: For terrain that cannot be crossed by conventional means the commandos have their own way of dealing with the situation. Despite the increasing technological efficiency of the world's armies some traditional methods still prove to be best.
Even jungle-equipped commandos must keep their supply lines open- so vehicles are called for. They, too, must cross rivers and this is how the Congolese National Armay does it. Overall it was a display of techniques that are used by armies the world over.