• Short Summary

    IN NORTHERN YEMEN, HELD BY THE ROYALISTS, A MOUNTAIN TRAIL BECOMES A MAJOR HIGHWAY AS SOLDIERS, ARMS AND SUPPLIES MOVE INTO THE WAR AGAINST EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS.

  • Description

    IN NORTHERN YEMEN, HELD BY THE ROYALISTS, A MOUNTAIN TRAIL BECOMES A MAJOR HIGHWAY AS SOLDIERS, ARMS AND SUPPLIES MOVE INTO THE WAR AGAINST EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT FRONT AROUND THE NORTHERN TOWN OF SAADA.

    THE ROYALISTS CLAIM THEY HAVE CONFINED THE EGYPTIANS TO THE BIG CITIES AND THE PLAINS. ANOTHER CLAIM IS THAT THE REPUBLICANS WHO STAGED THE REVOLUTION 18 MONTHS AGO, AS WELL AS THE EGYPTIAN SUPPORT TROOPS, FEAR TO ENTER THE YEMEN MOUNTAINS.

    BUT AS OUR CAMERAMAN FOUND OUT, THE EGYPTIAN TROOPS HOLD THE MOUNTAINS THEY NEED... ONE OF THEM IS CALLED HANNAJIR, A LONG, FLAT-TOPPED MASS OF STONE. IT'S IN ROYALIST TERRITORY AMIDST A NEST OF EGYPTIAN POSITIONS.

    THE ROYALISTS THERE ARE A CONSTANT THREAT TO THE MAIN HIGHWAY USED BY EGYPTIAN TRUCK CONVOYS TO SUPPLY THEIR SAADA OUTPOST. THE ROYALIST COMMANDER IN THIS SECTOR IS PRINCE AHMED BIN HUSSAYN, A COUSIN OF THE KING, NEPHEW OF THE PRIME MINISTER.

    HIS TROOPS ARE FEW AND MOSTLY HAVE LIGHT ARMS ONLY. MOST OF THEM MAN A SMALL POSITION LIVING IN SHELTERS ERODED FROM THE MOUNTAIN ROCK. INSIDE THEY HAVE THEIR ARSENAL AND LIVING QUARTERS, COMPLETE WITH BAKER, COOK AND PAYMASTER...

    DURING ONE ATTACK ON THEIR POSITION, THEY WERE BATTERED BY ARTILLERY FIRE AND THEN ROCKETS FROM RUSSIAN-BUILT MIG FIGHTER BOMBERS OF THE EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE. THE ATTACK LASTED TWO DAYS, ON THIS, ONE OF THE TOUGHEST ROYALIST STRONG POINTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA54CUG43O32F8BZ7DP8RUPBCOY
    Media URN:
    VLVA54CUG43O32F8BZ7DP8RUPBCOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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