• Short Summary

    COMMONWEALTH TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) EXERCISE IN THAILAND ARE SENDING OUT MEDICAL TEAMS INTO REMOTE AREAS.

  • Description

    COMMONWEALTH TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) EXERCISE IN THAILAND ARE SENDING OUT MEDICAL TEAMS INTO REMOTE AREAS.

    THIS MEDICAL AID PROGRAMME IS A MOST IMPORTANT PHASE OF SEATO'S GROUND-DEFENSE EXERCISE.

    LED BY THEIR MEDICAL OFFICERS, THE MEDICAL ORDERLIES, ACCOMPANIED BY A THAI INTERPRETER, ARE TREATING VILLAGERS FOR STOMACH AILMENTS, CHEST AND SKIN DISEASES AND A HOST OF OTHER MINOR COMPLAINTS.IN THE UBOL PROVINCE.

    THE TEAMS, SURROUNDED BY VILLAGE DOGS AND SMALL CHILDREN, ARE GIVING OUT PILLS AND LOTIONS AND ADMINISTERING INJECTIONS TO ANYONE WHO COMES ALONG FOR TREATMENT.

    AT ONE STAGE, THE MEN HAD BEEN WORKING IN A HUT WHERE THE STERILISERS HAD TO BE BOILED OVER A CHARCOAL FIRE AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS WAY OVER ONE HUNDRED DEGREES.

    ANOTHER TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS HELPED TO REPAIR THE GATES OF A SCHOOL AND THE LEVELLING OF A PLAY-GROUND.

    EXERCISE "THANARAT" IS BEING HELD OVER A WIDE AREA OF THAILAND INVOLVING THOUSANDS OF TROOPS FROM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.ALL THESE TROOPS ALONG WITH FOURTEEN THOUSAND MEN OF THE ROYAL THAI ARMY WILL BE CARRYING OUT MANOEUVRES UNTIL THE END OF JUNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5826YWHBRNM3TMCQ7SI7FLGH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5826YWHBRNM3TMCQ7SI7FLGH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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