• Short Summary

    ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS FROM THE CARRIER "BULWARK", FLEW TO BRUNEI FROM SINGAPORE ON MONDAY. FIVE?

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    ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS FROM THE CARRIER "BULWARK", FLEW TO BRUNEI FROM SINGAPORE ON MONDAY. FIVE OF THEM WERE KILLED AND ANTHER FIVE WOUNDED IN ACTION AGAINST REBEL FORCES NEAR LIMBANG, A NORTHERN SARAWAK TOWN NEAR THE BRUNEI BORDER.

    SIX HUNDRED MEN, FULLY ARMED AND CARRYING EQUIPMENT, LANDED IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE, AND IMMEDIATELY WENT INTO ACTION. A PARTY OF COMMANDOS WAS SENT TO LAWAS IN NORTHERN SARAWAK WHICH HAD BEEN UNDER THREAT FROM THE REBELS. EIGHTEEN AUSTRALIAN MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE MOVED FROM THE AREA TO LABUAN: RELIABLE SOURCES STATED THAT THEY HAD LEFT 'JUST IN TIME'.

    GENERAL SIR NIGEL POETT, COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH FAR EAST LAND FORCES, SAID TODAY THE REVOLT IN NORTHERN BORNEO WAS COLLAPSING, AND THE GENERAL MILITARY SITUATION WAS UNDER CONTROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2IE1HZ9U3YLG842A0KHN40THS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IE1HZ9U3YLG842A0KHN40THS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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