European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 27 1957, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 27, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse See f i o i is serviced from o Mobile a missile von turns a Corner in Citadel Northern during the atomic fade group demonstrates modern age training during operation Western Phalanx in Northern Italy by Henry staff writer Crew chief method of fueling Corporal Setas army of tomorrow within the very Shadow of medi Eval which defied military leaders some centuries Sou Horn european task forces setae army of tomorrow recently rumbled through to ent Fase in no Olen training which not even the wildest dreams could have conceived As possible in those Days when the Renaissance was being Over italian roads which echoed the Iron tread of roman legions 20 centuries ago and past ancient fortresses like that in the town of Cittadella in Northern the thousands of soldiers who make up one of the tightest Little armies in the world drove on their Way to in operation Western even the word Phalanx a reminder of the military principle by Alexander the great years Bui alexanders mighty macedonian army could have been obliterated in a matter of minutes by the weapons the modern set of army had during this those ancient those fortresses which had once withstood equipment and soldiers scaling ladders would vanished from the face of the Earth if one of the setae missiles was maj Gen John former com it a minding general of called the nato Force the of Harvey who succeeded set out in n Western Phalanx to prove the the object was u Point up set ass atomic support role in the defense of Southern units of setae took the in the second of a series of designed to test Anil to perfect techniques seared to this modern age of nuclear motorized artillery Ami support units rumbled through the ancient villages of Northern Hearting for positions in the rugged Mountain country in co operation with units of italian they engaged to tactical Maneu vers by re Pelling a simulated enemy attack from operating from his Field Fisher paid visits to the far Hung groups by using a the Field artillery missile equipped with both the Corporal and honest John which Supply the task forces sunday moved swiftly from one position to another to rapport italian troops during the constantly Chang ing tactical this was modern army in action a possessing devastating Power Force composed of men sex pen in handling some of the most devastating weapons the mind of Man could the Field exercises brought into play All ele ments of including Sot Only Corporal missile but medi Cal stations set up by the 4mb Field Tike All other military groups in a Tricky a Delmar a and the Maneu vers to engaged were so the Mission of setae is its initial function is to provide support to nato land forces in Northern How to has another peacetime responsibility and that to help promote the Ameri can Way of operation Western Phalanx was de signed to increase the combat efficiency of one of the army Type atomic task it proved More than the efficiency of its it proved the skill and training of the men to whom those weapons were setae Ploce a missile in position during operation Western Al March 1957 Tim stars and s1wb

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