• Short Summary

    AMID THE CRUMBLING RUINS LEFT BY THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, BRITISH TROOPS ARE TODAY STAGING DAILY BATTLES AGAINST INSURGENT ADEN FORCES.

  • Description

    AMID THE CRUMBLING RUINS LEFT BY THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, BRITISH TROOPS ARE TODAY STAGING DAILY BATTLES AGAINST INSURGENT ADEN FORCES. THE FOCAL POINT OF THE FIGHTING IN THE VIOLENCE-TORN CRATER DISTRICT OF ADEN IS AN OLD FORT, BUILT LAST CENTURY BY THE TURKS. NOW IT IS OCCUPIED BY MEN OF THE BIANCA COMPANY OF THE ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS. IT WAS HERE THAT ONE OF THE MEN -- A SNIPER -- GAVE AN INTERVIEW TO A TELEVISION REPORTER.

    ON 20 JUNE 1967 THE FORT WAS OCCUPIED BY REBEL ADEN FORCES, BUT IT WAS WON BACK BY THE BRITISH. NOW IT IS USED AS A WATCH TOWER OVER THE DISTRICT. FROM ITS RAMPARTS BRITISH SERVICEMEN EXCHANGE FIRE WITH REBEL FORCES IN THE CRATER DISTRICT.

    AS THE FIGHTING GOES ON MOVES ARE UNDERWAY TO SET UP A BROAD-BASED SOUTH ARABIAN CARETAKER GOVERNMENT WHICH WOULD RECEIVE INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN NEXT JANUARY 9. TO GET THE RIVAL FACTIONS TOGETHER FOR TALKS THE BRITISH COMMISSIONER, SIR HUMPHREY TREVELYAN, HAS LIFTED A PROSCRIPTION ON THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (NLF). ITS RIVAL, THE EGYPTIAN-BACKED FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF OCCUPIED SOUTH YEMEN (FLOSY) HAS NEVER BEEN BANNED.

    THE FLAMES OF THE PRESENT FIGHTING HAVE BEEN BANNED BY THE RECENT MUTINY IN THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY AND POLICE BARRACKS IN ADEN OVER THE SUSPENSION OF FOUR ARMY COLONELS WHO HAVE SINCE BEEN REINSTATED.

    AS BRITISH TROOPS TOOK UP THEIR POSITIONS IN THE OLD TURKISH FORT OVERLOOKING CRATER, ONE OF THEM GAVE THIS INTERVIEW:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17EFD0V0C8OU9PMUQW6RTIUY2
    Media URN:
    VLVA17EFD0V0C8OU9PMUQW6RTIUY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment