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    LATEST FILM TO COME FROM BRITISH GUIANA SHOWS HOW THE MEN OF BRITAIN'S 1ST EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT ARE GETTING ON OVER THERE.

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    Background: LATEST FILM TO COME FROM BRITISH GUIANA SHOWS HOW THE MEN OF BRITAIN'S 1ST EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT ARE GETTING ON OVER THERE. THEY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR NEARLY NINE WEEKS. IT WAS IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR THAT THEY LEFT HARWICH FOR THIS TROPICAL COUNTRY NEARLY 4,000 MILES FROM EAST ANGLIA -- THAT WAS NEARLY NINE WEEKS AGO.

    THEN THE TOWN WAS THREATENED BY RIOTING NEGROES AND STRIKERS, ALL PROTESTING AGAINST A BUDGET INTRODUCED BY DR. JAGAN'S GOVERNMENT. TODAY, THINGS ARE ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL IN GEORGETOWN. THE VIKINGS WHO MISSED MOST OF THE EARLY FIGHTING ARE NOW MAINLY ON STANDBY DUTY.

    IN THEIR LETTERS BACK HOME TO FAMILIES AND FRIENDS LIVING IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK, THE MEN SAY THAT GEORGETOWN IS ALMOST THE SAME SIZE AS IPSWICH, AND ALSO A PORT. BUT THAT'S ABOUT THE ONLY SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE TWO PLACES. GEORGETOWN IS ABOUT 450 MILES AWAY FROM THE EQUATOR AND MOST OF ITS PEOPLE ARE INDIANS AND NEGROES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WTUL8ITEKS2A8WXIYQ8MH8J3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WTUL8ITEKS2A8WXIYQ8MH8J3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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