• Short Summary

    A group of journalists - five men and one women- from national newspapers, moved into a "Refugee Camp" at Crystal Palace, London, UK, Oct 13.

  • Description

    A group of journalists - five men and one women- from national newspapers, moved into a "Refugee Camp" at Crystal Palace, London, UK, Oct 13. There for one week they will end for themselves in conditions similar to those faced by real refugees. One of whom will advise them on survival procedure.

    Carrying whatever food and clothes they can, the journalists moved across the "border" and into the "Camp" After being interviewed by camp officials they proceeded to build themselves temporary shelters on the site form old places of timber lying around. They will eat meagre rations and live behind barbed wire. "The going", said an official "will be tough".

    Although the demonstration site can be seen from the roadway, the public will not be allowed on the site, for that would interface with the genuine character of the camp. The camp will be supervised by Brigadier G.J.S. Chatterton, commander of a Glider Pilot Regiment in World War Two, who recently stayed for a month in a Vienna refugee camp...to see for himself.

    The scheme, organised by the Untied Kingdom Committee of the World Refugee Year is designed to impart a little of the futility and despair experienced by refugees.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4W7AFTJ1EARKEC8CDOBQNT38S
    Media URN:
    VLVA4W7AFTJ1EARKEC8CDOBQNT38S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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