• Short Summary

    A NORWEGIAN RED CROSS WORKER WHO ARRIVED IN PARIS TONIGHT FROM BIAFRAN SUGGESTED THE BIAFRAN MILITARY COLLAPSE COULD BE THE RESULT OF LOSING VALUABLE FOOD GROWING AREAS.

  • Description

    A NORWEGIAN RED CROSS WORKER WHO ARRIVED IN PARIS TONIGHT FROM BIAFRAN SUGGESTED THE BIAFRAN MILITARY COLLAPSE COULD BE THE RESULT OF LOSING VALUABLE FOOD GROWING AREAS. THE NORWEGIAN, WHO HAD BEEN WORKING IN A SURGICAL CENTRE MILE (TWO KILOMETRES) FROM ULI AIRSTRIP, ARRIVED WITH TWO OTHER RED CROSS WORKERS -- A NORWEGIAN WOMAN AND A DUTCHMAN.

    ALL THREE WERE ORDERED OUT OF BIAFRA BY THE RED CROSS. THEY SAID THE ONLY RELIEF WORKERS LEFT BEHIND WERE THE SEVEN OR EIGHT FRENCH RED CROSS PERSONNEL WHO HAD REFUSED TO LEAVE 250 CHILDREN IN THEIR CARE.

    THE NORWEGIAN MAN, WHO DECLINED TO BE IDENTIFIED, SAID SOME OF THE WOUNDED HE HAD TREATED HAD NOT EATEN FOR FIVE DAYS. HE SAID THE ORDERS TO LEAVE CAME AS NO SURPRISE.

    THE DUTCHMAN, JOOP GEHRISS, SAID THAT WHEN HE LEFT ON STURDY, THE BIAFRANS WERE JUST SITTING DOWN AND SINGING....THEIR MORALE WAS COMPLETELY BROKEN. MR. GEHRISS WORKED IN A REHABILITATION CENTRE TRAINING BIAFRANS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ARTIFICIAL LIMBS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1AP5UCFSW1J9HDTV50290KOXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AP5UCFSW1J9HDTV50290KOXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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