U.S. 7th Army units participate in NATO exercise in Germany
Germany Date:1955 Duration:1 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
As part of the NATO forces, U.S. 7th Army tanks, troops, and artillery participate in "Exercise Cordon Bleu" with Central Army Group and 4th Tactical Air Force. One object of the exercise, among others, was to improve coordination of NATO forces of various types and nationalities. American M48 tanks move past a monitoring team parked at side of the road during the exercises in Germany. Another scene shows soldiers on motorcycles moving along a road and heavy armor following. A mortar team in the field. Infantry in defensive positions. A tank is guided into a firing position. Gunner on top of tank. Tank turret rotates. The name: "Austerlitz" painted on the turret. Tank commander looks through binoculars. Several NATO aircraft fly overhead and swoop low over water area. A tank rolls over a bridge, past Marshal Alphonse juin of France, Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Central Europe, who is standing at side of road. Two F-80 jet fighters swoop low overhead. Marshal Juin is joined by two French officers, one a tank commander in helmet and goggles.
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