• Short Summary

    SONANKULA TRAINING CAMP, AND ENGINEERS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS TO GENERAL DOUMRO, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CHAD ARMY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ARCH AT ENGINEER CORPS TRAINING CENTRE
    0.03

    2.
    MV GENERAL DOUMRO AND OTHERS LOOK ON
    0.05

    3.
    SV TRUCK OVER ROUGH GROUND
    0.12

    4.
    MV GENERAL DOUMRO LOOKS ON
    0.14

    5.
    SV MOBILE WATER PURIFIER VEHICLE PAN TO DOUMRO LOOKING ON WITH OTHERS
    0.20

    6.
    CU DETAIL OF WATER PURIFIER (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    7.
    MV DOUMRO AND OTHERS LOOK ON
    0.27

    8.
    GV TROOPS DEMONSTRATE ERECTION OF PONTOON
    0.30

    9.
    MV SOLDIER WORKING ON PONTOON
    0.32

    10.
    GV ACTIVITY ON PONTOON
    0.35

    11.
    GV PAN..FINISHED BRIDGE IN POSITION
    0.44

    12.
    MV TROOPS AT PLAN
    0.48

    13.
    MV DOUMRO AND OTHERS LOOK ON
    0.49

    14.
    GV TROOPS START ASSEMBLING ANOTHER BRIDGE
    0.54

    15.
    MV DOUMRO LOOKS ON
    0.56

    16.
    GV TROOPS CONSTRUCT BRIDGE ACROSS THE INKISI
    0.59

    17.
    GV TROOPS IN RAFTS ASSISTING VEHICLE ON RAFT ACROSS RIVER
    1.13

    20.
    GV ONLOOKERS ON BANK PAN TO BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER
    1.20

    21.
    SV TROOPS WALK ACROSS BRIDGE
    1.23



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    Background: SONANKULA TRAINING CAMP, AND ENGINEERS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS TO GENERAL DOUMRO, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CHAD ARMY.

    GENERAL DOUMRO WAS VISITING CONGO-KINSHASA, AND THE DAY AT THE ENGINEERS' TRAINING CENTRE WAS ONE OF THE MILITARY EVENTS IN HIS PROGRAMME.

    THE ENGINEERS SHOWED THE GENERAL THEIR UNIMOG TRUCKS, WHICH CAN CROSS ROUGH GROUND WITH EASE, AND A MOBILE WATER PURIFIER WHICH CAN PRODUCE 10,000 CUBIC METRES OF DRINKING WATER PER HOUR. HIGHLIGHT OF THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE DISPLAY OF BRIDGE-BUILDING.

    FIRST THE ENGINEER CORPS ASSEMBLED A PONTOON BRIDGE AND INSTALLED IT AT A CROSSING, ON THE INKISI RIVER. THEN AN EMERGENCY METAL BRIDGE WAS QUICKLY CONSTRUCTED UNDER BATTLE CONDITIONS.

    MEANTIME, THE FIRST INFANTRY MEN CROSSED THE INKISI IN RAFTS.

    WHEN THE BRIDGE WAS FINISHED, THE REMAINDER TOOK THE EASY WAY OVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCUYRHXMXFYOYV0G9SIGOTLV7
    Media URN:
    VLVACCUYRHXMXFYOYV0G9SIGOTLV7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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