• Short Summary

    Following fighting in Ceylon between Government forces and left-wing insurgents, the International Red Cross has presented Ceylon with much-needed drugs and blood supplies.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Red Cross officials
    0.03

    2.
    CU Ceylon Red Cross Society flag
    0.05

    3.
    SCU Red Cross official speaking
    0.08

    4.
    SV Medical supplies
    0.10

    5.
    SV PAN officials listening to speaker
    0.19

    6.
    SV Supplies being examined
    0.26

    7.
    SV Blood specimens being taken (3 shots)
    0.34

    8.
    SV PAN Queues of blood donors
    0.38

    9.
    SV and CU Man giving blood
    0.51

    10.
    GV burnt out buses (2 shots)
    1.05



    Initials JKP:1630 JKP:1648



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Following fighting in Ceylon between Government forces and left-wing insurgents, the International Red Cross has presented Ceylon with much-needed drugs and blood supplies. They were presented to the Ceylon Red Cross at a ceremony in Colombo last week. At the same time a big blood-donation drive was organised to help victims of the recent fighting.

    SYNOPSIS: The International Red Cross has come to the aid of strife-torn Ceylon with a supply of medical needs, which was presented to the Ceylon Red Cross at a ceremony in Colombo last week.

    The shortage of medical supplies follows fighting between Government forces and left-wing insurgents during the recent uprising.

    At the same time, a big blood-donation campaign was under way in Ceylon last week - to persuade people to donate for victims of the recent fighting.

    The campaign was held during "Wesak" - a ceremony in honour of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

    Meanwhile, terrorism continues on the island - this bus, set on fire and completely destroyed by rebels, was brought into Colombo and put on display as an example of insurgent activity.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2L7D7G5P4YPEPRCAXDII8PC0Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA2L7D7G5P4YPEPRCAXDII8PC0Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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