U.S. Marines make amphibious landings in Dikili, Turkey, as part of NATO exercise "Keystone."
Dikili Turkey Date:1954, October 22 Duration:3 min 40 sec Sound:NO SOUND
NATO Naval maneuvers involving forces from Turkey, Greece, Italy, Great Britain, and Canada, with U.S. Naval and air units, in the Mediterranean area. American Lieutenant General Paul Kendall, Commander of Allied Land Forces Southeastern Europe, and Admiral William Fechteler, USN, Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, are seen with Turkish and Greek Commanders. They observe part of "Exercise Keystone," in which U.S. Marines make amphibious landings. U.S. marines (umpires, with white bands on their caps) hold up a large display showing disposition of naval forces engaged in the exercise. Brief view from hill, of landing craft heading toward the beach. Turkish and Greek planes fly low over the beachhead. U.S. Marines hit the beach in landing craft (Higgins Boats) from the U.S. Navy Attack Transports, USS Randall (APA-224) and USS Sarasota (APA-204). Some marines must wade ashore. U.S. Navy Landing Ship Utility LSU-971, is seen close to the beach. A dozer tank equipped with flotation gear is discharged from a landing craft onto the beach. Closeup of tank tracks in motion. Marine manning weapon in turret of the tank.The U.S. Marines fortify their positions before advancing inland. Closeup of tank plowing through sand. Observers watching in background. A DUKW amphibious landing craft drives ashore. Marines move inland and begin establishing defenses. Turkish infantry are seen charging across the area (possibly playing role of "enemy."
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