• Short Summary

    WITH THE FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN SHOWING NO SIGN OF ENDING, CIVILIANS IN BOTH COUNTRIES' CAPITALS ARE LENDING THEIR OWN WAR EFFORT.

  • Description

    WITH THE FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN SHOWING NO SIGN OF ENDING, CIVILIANS IN BOTH COUNTRIES' CAPITALS ARE LENDING THEIR OWN WAR EFFORT.IN NEW DELHI, THEY HAVE BEEN DIGGING TRENCHES TO SHELTER FROM POSSIBLE AIR RAIDS.AND IN RAWALPINDI, PATHAN TRIBESMEN HAVE COME DOWN FROM THEIR MOUNTAIN IN HOMES TO ENLIST IN THE PAKISTAN ARMY.

    THE TRENCH-DIGGING IN NEW DELHI FOLLOWS RADIO APPEALS TO ALL CIVILIANS.SO FAR, THE INDIAN CAPITAL HAS ESCAPED BOMBING, BUT AN AREA A FEW MILES FROM THE CITY WAS RAIDED LAST WEEK BY PAKISTANI AIRCRAFT.

    A BLACK-OUT IS IN FORCE, AND TO MAKE IT MORE EFFECTIVE WINDOWS AND LIGHT BULBS ARE BEING COVERED UP.SHOPS AND BUSINESSES ARE CLOSING EARLIER THAN USUAL TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO GET HOME BEFORE NIGHTFALL.

    IN RAWALPINDI, FIERCE PATHAN TRIBESMEN FROM THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER HAVE BEEN TREKKING IN BY TRUCK, HORSE, MULE AND ON FOOT TO JOIN UP.THEY ARE NOW MOVING INTO ACTION IN KASHMIR, WHERE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF MOUNTAIN-FIGHTING CAN BE USED.

    WITH THEM, THEY BROUGHT THEIR OWN RIFLES -- SOME OF THEM ALMOST MUSEUM PIECES -- AND BANDOLIERS OF AMMUNITION.MOST OF THESE TOUGH CAMPAIGNERS ARE OVER 50, AND ONE OLD WARHORSE CLAIMED TO BE 100.

    THEN, INSPIRED BY A WAR DANCE, IT WAS INTO BATTLE TO ANSWER.PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN'S CALL TO "THROW OUT THE INVADER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4W2XI7DL69211UPY0F07FG2UG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4W2XI7DL69211UPY0F07FG2UG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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