• Short Summary

    THE CITY HALL IN SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, TODAY (FRIDAY) BROUGHT BACK A 20-YEAR MEMORY TO EARL MOUNTBATTEN WHEN HE CALLED ON THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS CITY HALL (FOREGROUND) TRAFFIC CONGESTION
    2 ft

    2.
    MS ENTRANCE TO CITY HALL
    5 ft

    3.
    MLS EARL MOUNTBATTEN AND MR. LEE AT CITY STEPS AFTER TALKS
    9 ft

    4.
    MS CROWD OUTSIDE
    11 ft

    5.
    MS THE TWO OF THEM POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
    13 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU EARL MOUNTBATTEN
    15 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS POLICE ON SIDEWALK
    17 ft

    8.
    MS EARL MOUNTBATTEN INTO CAR
    18 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS BRITISH MILITARY POLICE IN JEEP
    20 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS CAR MOVES OFF
    24 ft



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE CITY HALL IN SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, TODAY (FRIDAY) BROUGHT BACK A 20-YEAR MEMORY TO EARL MOUNTBATTEN WHEN HE CALLED ON THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, MR.LEE KUAN YEW, FOR TALKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    IT WAS AT THIS BUILDING THAT EARL MOUNTBATTEN, THEN COMMANDER OF BRITISH FORCES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA, RECEIVED THE HISTORIC SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1945.

    SINGAPORE HAD FALLEN TO THE JAPANESE ON FEBRUARY 12, 1942, AND REMAINED UNDER JAPANESE OCCUPATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5, 1945, WHEN EARL MOUNTBATTEN'S FORCES RECOVERED THE ISLAND AFTER THE DEFEAT OF THE JAPANESE IN BURMA BY HIS FORCES AND THE OVER-ALL SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT AFTER BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA.

    AFTER THE TALKS, EARL MOUNTBATTEN WAS GREETED BY A CROWD WHO HAD GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CITY HALL.FOR MANY IN THE CROWD, IT WAS THEIR SECOND GLIMPSE OF HIM.

    EARL MOUNTBATTEN WHO IS IN MALAYSIA ON A TOUR OF THE FAR EAST, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE TODAY FROM MALAYA ENROUTE TO THE MALAYSIAN BORNEO TERRITORIES.LATER THIS AFTERNOON, HE WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF BRITISH MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13ZEZNUCBV4ZRCJRW78FL8L3
    Media URN:
    VLVA13ZEZNUCBV4ZRCJRW78FL8L3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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