• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH BRITAIN HAS NO PART IN THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM, IT IS PASSING ON THE EXPERIENCE GAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMY IN JUNGLE WARFARE TO OFFICERS OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S LAND FORCES.

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    ALTHOUGH BRITAIN HAS NO PART IN THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM, IT IS PASSING ON THE EXPERIENCE GAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMY IN JUNGLE WARFARE TO OFFICERS OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S LAND FORCES. UP TO THE PRESENT TIME AN ESTIMATED 800 SOUTH VIETNAMESE OFFICERS HAVE PASSED THROUGH THE BRITISH ARMY'S JUNGLE WARFARE SCHOOL AT KOTA TINGGI, IN THE MALAYAN STATE OF JOHORE.

    THE SCHOOL COVERS A WIDE AREA OF JUNGLE, RUBBER PLANTATIONS AND WATERWAYS WHICH CAN BE USED TO DUPLICATE ANY BATTLE SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM. GRADUATES OF THE SCHOOL RETURN AS INSTRUCTORS OR TO COMBAT DUTY WHERE THEY APPLY THEIR GAINED NEWLY KNOWLEDGE. THE TACTICS WERE DEVELOPED ORIGINALLY BY THE LATE MAJOR-GENERAL ORDE WINGATE'S CHINDITS IN BURMA AND LATER REFINED IN MALAYA CYPRUS.

    TWO BRITISH OFFICERS OF THE GURKHA BRIGADE ARE IN CHARGE OF TRAINING AND HAVE AN AUSTRALIAN SERGEANT AND OTHER N.C.O'S AS INSTRUCTORS.

    CLIMAX TO THE COURSE IS THE CARRYING OUT OF AN AMBUSH. SOME OF THE STUDENTS ACT THE PARTS OF THE ENEMY - IN THIS CASE VIET CONG REGULARS AND IRREGULARS. THE ESSENCE IS REALISM AND EVEN THE 'ENEMY' ARE DRESSED IN THE RESPECTIVE UNIFORMS OF THE VIET CONG; BLACK PYJAMA SUITS FOR THE IRREGULARS AND STEEL HELMETS AND UNIFORMS FOR THE REGULAR TROOPS. BLANK AMMUNITION AND FIREWORKS ADD THE FINAL TOUCH TO THE EXERCISE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4J5B2AGZQ903BHLHQHKR2C751
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J5B2AGZQ903BHLHQHKR2C751
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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