• Short Summary

    AS BRITISH PARATROOPERS ARE REPORTED TO BE HEADING OUT FOR ANGUILLA FROM THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF ANTIGUA, FORTY LONDON POLICEMEN STAND BY TO FOLLOW THEM ASHORE TO KEEP LAW AND ORDER.

  • Description

    AS BRITISH PARATROOPERS ARE REPORTED TO BE HEADING OUT FOR ANGUILLA FROM THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF ANTIGUA, FORTY LONDON POLICEMEN STAND BY TO FOLLOW THEM ASHORE TO KEEP LAW AND ORDER.

    THE POLICEMEN, ALL VOLUNTEERS, ARE DRAWN FROM THE METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE OF LONDON. THEY'LL BE LED BY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER ANDREW WAY, THE MAN WHO MASTERMINDED POLICE TACTICS IN RECENT LONDON DEMONSTRATIONS.

    BY TRADITION, BRITISH POLICEMEN ARE ARMED ONLY WITH TRUNCHEONS ON NORMAL SERVICE, THOUGH IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS, THEY CAN BE GIVEN PISTOLS.

    ANGUILLA'S POPULATION THREW OUT POLICEMEN FROM ST. KITTS ON MAY 30TH 1967. THE POLICE LEFT BEHIND RIFLES AND OTHER SMALL ARMS WHICH ARE REPORTED TO BE IN USE BY THE SELF-STYLED ANGUILLA LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS.

    IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS ATTEMPTING TO CONFINE ITS QUARREL TO THE 'UNDESIRABLE GANGSTER-TYPE ELEMENTS' SAID TO HAVE TAKEN CONTROL RATHER THAN THE ANGUILLANS THEMSELVES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA359KBRMFRFEPG6KQR0VCBS24T
    Media URN:
    VLVA359KBRMFRFEPG6KQR0VCBS24T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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