• Short Summary

    United States paratroopers recently completed 30 days of rugged mountain training in the shadow of Mt.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Paratroopers drop from aircraft.
    0.06

    2.
    GV Ditto.
    0.08

    3.
    GV Ditto.
    0.11

    4.
    SV Equipment dropped by parachute.
    0.15

    5.
    SV Troops towards equipment.
    0.22

    6.
    CU TWO SHOTS..opening chute.
    0.28

    7.
    GV Soldier skiing downhill.
    0.32

    8.
    GV Ditto.
    0.34

    9.
    SV PAN DITTO..and falls, other troops arrive at rendezvous point.
    0.45

    10.
    GV Troops towards mountains.
    0.53

    11.
    GV Troops making shelter.
    0.55

    12.
    SV Ditto.
    1.1

    13.
    CU Making shelter.
    1.9

    14.
    SV AND CU..ditto with blocks of ice.
    1.15

    15.
    CU Officers conversing.
    1.18

    16.
    SV Troops leave completed shelter.
    1.25

    17.
    CU Ditto.
    1.30

    18.
    CV Troops riding on ski lift.
    1.39

    19.
    CV Ditto (two shots).
    1.54

    20.
    SV Soldier jumps off lift.
    1.57

    21.
    CU Soldier on lift.
    2.00

    22.
    GV Another soldier jumps off chair-lift.
    2.7

    23.
    GV Troops leave on cross-country ran.
    1.15

    24.
    GV BACK V..ditto.
    2.21



    Initials BA/V/AW/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States paratroopers recently completed 30 days of rugged mountain training in the shadow of Mt. Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. The course, supervised by expert Italian trainers, took place near Aosta, Italy.

    The training consisted of basic fundamentals of skiing, marching on skis, classroom theory on bivouacs, mountain patrolling, mountain survival, and a large scale exercise including a night bivouac. The course was climaxed by a cross country ski run, with the man carrying full packs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE60SS3Q0A00Z8GO3FMT3RSSB5
    Media URN:
    VLVAE60SS3Q0A00Z8GO3FMT3RSSB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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