• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS FROM TAIZ STATE THAT THE 16 BRITISH SERVICEMEN IMPRISONED THERE WILL SHORTLY BE RELEASED.

  • Description

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    LV BALCONY IN PALACE, BRITISH SERVICEMEN STANDING
    0.19

    2.
    MV GROUP OF SERVICEMEN
    0.25

    3.
    MV GUARDS AND SERVICEMEN (2 SHOTS)
    0.45

    4.
    MV SERVICEMEN AT TABLE
    0.55

    5.
    CU DITTO
    0.02

    6.
    MV SERVICEMEN AND GUARDS IN ROOM
    1.06

    7.
    LV DORMATORY
    1.17



    Initials AK/S/BHH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LATEST REPORTS FROM TAIZ STATE THAT THE 16 BRITISH SERVICEMEN IMPRISONED THERE WILL SHORTLY BE RELEASED.THE ORDER HAS COME FROM PRESIDENT SALLAL, AND THE NEWS CAME IN AN AIRMAIL LETTER TO MR.MOHAMMED LUQMAN.AN ADEN EDITOR, WHO DISCUSSED THE RELEASE WITH THE PRESIDENT IN SANA LAST WEEK.

    A YEMENI AIRLINER WHICH ARRIVED IN ADEN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS BELIEVED TO BE BRINGING THE TROOPS.BUT THE PILOT SAID ALTHOUGH HE HAD BEEN INFORMED BY AIRPORT AUTHORITIES THAT THE MEN WOULD BE BOARDING HIS AIRCRAFT, THEY IN FACT HAD NOT ARRIVED BY THE TIME HE WAS DUE TO TAKE-OFF FROM TAIZ.HE HAD THEN BEEN TOLD THAT SOLDIERS WOULD BE RETURNED CHARTER PLANE LATER TODAY.

    THE 16 SOLDIERS, THE REMNANTS OF 45 CAPTURED NINE DAYS AGO AFTER STRAYING OVER THE YEMEN BORDER, ARE BEING HELD IN THE PICTURESQUE MULTI-STORIED PALACE WHICH WAS THE HOME OF THE FORMER IMAMS OF YEMEN.THEIR QUARTERS HAVE MORE THAN A TOUCH OF ORIENTAL SPLENDOUR ABOUT THEM- LATTICED BALCONIES, SHADED ROOMS, AND LOW TABLES FOR MEALS - YET YEMENI GUARDS REMAIN CLOSE AT HAND.

    IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS YESTERDAY, THE LORD PRIVY SEAL, MR.HEALTH, REFUSED TO GO IN TO DETAILS OF THE NEGOTIATION FOR THE BRITISH SOLDIERS.HE SAID THAT THE MATTER HAD REACHED A DELICATE STAGE, BUT GAVE THE INFORMATION THAT BRITISH INTERESTS WERE BEING WATCHED BY THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY AT TAIZ.MR.HEALTH ADDED THAT HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF ANY CHARGE BEING MADE AGAINST THE MEN BY THE YEMEN GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24FFK3HJ36H5R5LTD8CJOFXLS
    Media URN:
    VLVA24FFK3HJ36H5R5LTD8CJOFXLS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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