• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS ARE CONTINUING TO CLEAR REBELS FROM AROUND THE IMPORTANT OIL TOWN OF MIRI IN SARAWAK, SOME TWENTY MILES FROM SERIA TODAY (THURSDAY)
    THE TROOPS, INCLUDING MARINE COMMANDOS HAD LANDED FROM THE 9,500-TON CRUISER, TIGER, SENT OUT FROM SINGAPORE, TO REINFORCE THE THREE BATTALIONS ALREADY ENGAGED IN THE BRUNEI OPERATION.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS ARE CONTINUING TO CLEAR REBELS FROM AROUND THE IMPORTANT OIL TOWN OF MIRI IN SARAWAK, SOME TWENTY MILES FROM SERIA TODAY (THURSDAY)
    THE TROOPS, INCLUDING MARINE COMMANDOS HAD LANDED FROM THE 9,500-TON CRUISER, TIGER, SENT OUT FROM SINGAPORE, TO REINFORCE THE THREE BATTALIONS ALREADY ENGAGED IN THE BRUNEI OPERATION.

    FIVE OF THE MARINES ENGAGED IN THE SARAWAK LANDINGS HAVE BEEN KILLED AFTER MEETING FIERCE OPPOSITION. AN ARMY SPOKESMAN SAID THE REBEL LOSSES WERE VERY CONSIDERABLE IN ONE ENGAGEMENT WHEN 200 COMMANDOS STORMED ASHORE FROM RIVER LAUNCHES. THE ARMY CALLED IT A CLASSIC BEACH-STORMING OPERATION.

    THE GREATER PART OF SARAWAK AND BRUNEI ARE NOW REPORTED QUIET, WITH THE MAIN REBELLION SAID TO BE CRUSHED, THOUGH THE ARMY BELIEVE THE HARD-CORE REBELS HAVE ESCAPED CAPTURE AND TAKEN TO THE JUNGLE TO ORGANIZE GUERILLA ATTACKS. OF THE ESTIMATED 2,000 REBELS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE REBELLION, SOME 30 HAVE BEEN KILLED AND ABOUT 400 PRISONERS TAKEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA26O7QFKQLXAPUYNEOX4K0IBVP
    Media URN:
    VLVA26O7QFKQLXAPUYNEOX4K0IBVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1962
    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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