• Short Summary

    BAU - A FORTIFIED VILLAGE SOUTH OF SARAWAK, AND WHICH IS ABOUT 2,000 YARDS OR HALF-AN-HOUR WALK TO THE INDONESIAN BORDER, IS NOW MANNED BY THE MALAYSIAN RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT.

  • Description

    1.
    LS TROOPS IN CAMP
    6 ft

    2.
    MS TROOPS
    7 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS FERRET CARS BACK FROM DUTY (2 SHOTS)
    13 ft

    4.
    MS TROOPS
    14 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS THREE OF THEM PREPARING BAMBOO BARRICADE (2 SHOTS)
    20 1/2 ft

    6.
    LS BARRICADE ROUND CAMP (2 SHOTS)
    24 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS THEY SETTING UP BARBED-WIRE BARRICADE (3 SHOTS)
    33 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS CHECKING FERRET
    38 ft

    9.
    MS SENTRY
    39 1/2 ft

    10.
    LS BORDER
    42 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BAU - A FORTIFIED VILLAGE SOUTH OF SARAWAK, AND WHICH IS ABOUT 2,000 YARDS OR HALF-AN-HOUR WALK TO THE INDONESIAN BORDER, IS NOW MANNED BY THE MALAYSIAN RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT.

    THE CAMP WHICH IS OVERLOOKING THE BORDER, HAS BEEN RINGED BY SHARP BAMBOO POLES AND BARBED WIRE FOR STRONGER SECURITY DEFENCE.

    THOUGH THE STRENGTH OF THE UNIT WAS NOT DISCLOSED, THE MEN ARE CONFIDENT OF TACKLING ANY TERRORIST PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF THEIR PAST EXPERIENCE IN A SIMILAR WARFARE DURING THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY.

    FIVE DAYS AGO, 135 LAND KYAKS FROM INDONESIAN BORNEO FLED TO BAU FOR REFUGE. THEY CLAIMED THEY WERE CRUELLY AND BRUTALLY TREATED BY INDONESIAN TERRORISTS WHO BURNED THEIR HOMES AND LOOTED THEIR RICE STOCKS AND POULTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BX93QINNNXBLLUOONMK2URGD
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BX93QINNNXBLLUOONMK2URGD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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