• Short Summary

    GUARDING THE 900-MILE SARAWAK BORDER AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATION IS NOT AN EASY TASK. SEVERAL OUTPOST?

  • Description

    GUARDING THE 900-MILE SARAWAK BORDER AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATION IS NOT AN EASY TASK. SEVERAL OUTPOST HAVE MUSHROOMED ALONG THE JUNGLE FRONTIER AND MIXED SECURITY FORCE - AUSTRALIAN, BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN - ARE MANNING THEM THE AUSTRALIANS SEEN HERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE 102 AND 172 BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIA ARTILLERY REGIMENTS WHO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO MALAYSIA THREE MONTHS AGO. THEIR ARTILLERY CONSIST OF 105 ITALIAN-MADE HOWITZERS.

    THIS OUTPOST IS SITUATED SOUTH OF KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL, AND IS ONLY ONE MILE FROM THE INDONESIAN TERRITORY. AS THE AREA IS AN INDONESIAN HOTSHOT MORE SANDBAGS ARE BEING PLACED AROUND THE OUTPOST TO GIVE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TO THE AUSTRALIANS. THE AREA HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF SEVERAL FIERCE BATTLES SINCE INDONESIA LAUNCHED HER CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA EVER SINCE THE FEDERATION WAS FORMED TWO YEARS AGO.

    SINCE IN INDONESIAN INCURSION IS UNPREDICTABLE, THE AUSTRALIAN GUNNERS CONSTANTLY CHECK THE GUNS TO SEE THAT EVERYTHING IS IN PROPER CONDITION SO IT COULD BE USED FOR ACTION WHEN THE SITUATION ARISES.

    THE AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE BEEN IN MALAYSIA BORNEO FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS ARE SHORTLY TO LEAVE FOR HOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5C8PXGOC98PENA00MDSJRBY41
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C8PXGOC98PENA00MDSJRBY41
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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