• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS NOW GARRISON KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF SARAWAK, AROUND WHICH AREAS HAVE BEEN CONSTANTLY ATTACKED BY ARMED BANDITS FROM ACROSS THE INDONESIAN BORDER.

  • Description

    1.
    (PAN) BRITISH FORCES HEADQUARTERS IN KUCHING
    7 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLS FLAG OF 40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS
    9 ft

    3.
    MS LANDROVER DRIVES INTO HQ
    17 ft

    4.
    MLS BRIGADIER COMMANDER F. C. BARTON LEFT AND LT. COL. D.F. PARSONS, COMMANDING OFFICER
    20 ft

    5.
    MS ORDERLY ROOM
    24 ft

    6.
    MLS MAJOR J. SHOWELL-ROGERS, SECOND IN COMMAND
    26 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS ARMOURED CARS
    29 ft

    8.
    MLS MESS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND MARINE COMMANDOS
    32 ft

    9.
    MC DITTO
    35 ft

    10.
    MLS HEADQUARTERS
    39 ft



    Initials AK/V/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITISH TROOPS NOW GARRISON KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF SARAWAK, AROUND WHICH AREAS HAVE BEEN CONSTANTLY ATTACKED BY ARMED BANDITS FROM ACROSS THE INDONESIAN BORDER.

    HEADQUARTERS FOR BRITISH FORCES HAS NOW BEEN SET-UP AND THE BUILDING IS SURROUNDED BY BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS AND OTHER OBSTACLES. HOUSES THE ROYAL NAVY AND 40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS, WHO CONSTANTLY PATROL IN DAYLIGHT AND AFTER DUSK.

    IN RECENT WEEKS, A POLICE STATION IN THE TEBEDU AREA, SOME SIXTY MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPITAL, WAS ATTACKED BY ARMED BANDITS.

    THE POLICE STATION WAS AGAIN ATTACKED ON APRIL 27, BUT BRITISH FORCES WHO WERE AMN???ING THE STATION THEN RETURNED THE FIRE. THE RAIDERS FLED 1/2

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3V5XPC3I8DWDW4BZ84BMFW4XI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V5XPC3I8DWDW4BZ84BMFW4XI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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