• Short Summary

    RELIEF WORK FOR THOUSANDS OF WOUNDED AND INJURED PERSIANS IS CONTINUING AROUND THE CLOCK. TO?

  • Description

    RELIEF WORK FOR THOUSANDS OF WOUNDED AND INJURED PERSIANS IS CONTINUING AROUND THE CLOCK. TO BRING AID TO THE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS, THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HAS LAUNCHED WHAT HAS BEN DESCRIBED AS "THE BIGGEST SHORT-TERM MERCY MISSION IN MODERN TIMES."
    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN SEPP RIFF YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FLEW WITH DOCTORS IN AN AMERICAN HELICOPTER TO OBTAIN EXCLUSIVE FILM OF THE DEVASTATED AREAS AROUND THE VILLAGE OF BOIN. HERE MORE THAN 2,000 BODIES HAD BEEN DUG FROM THE RUBBLE.

    THIS WAS A TEST FLIGHT FOR THE RESCUE OPERATION. THE HELICOPTERS ARE WORKING WITH A MOBILE HOSPITAL FLOWN INTO QAZVIN BY THE AMERICAN FORCES. AT QAZVIN, ON THE EDGE OF THE DISASTER AREA THE PERSIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH HAS SET UP ITS RESCUE HEADQUARTERS.

    AMERICAN PLANES FLYING FROM BASES IN GERMANY BROUGHT THE 100-BED HOSPITAL. WITH IT CAME A STAFF OF 195 AMERICANS, INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, NURSES, AND TEAMS READY TO ADMINISTER PREVENTIVE MEDICINE.

    IT IS TO THIS HOSPITAL THAT THE HELICOPTERS AND FLEETS OF TRUCKS ARE BRINGING THE MOST SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. AMERICAN PLANES ARE ALSO DROPPING SUPPLIES OF FOOD AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO ISOLATED VILLAGES.

    (IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT THE UNITED STATES AID IN ALL FORMS, INCLUDING THE EXPENSE OF THE AIRLIFT, WILL COST MORE THAN $.500,00. U.S. AMBASSADOR JULIUS C. HOLMES, PRESENTING THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES, SAID: "THIS IS WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR.")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3O89B3YBEFK6IV3YLB5PD0WS4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3O89B3YBEFK6IV3YLB5PD0WS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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