• Short Summary

    BRITISH PATROLS ARE BEING INCREASED, BOTH IN STRENGTH AND NUMBERS, AS VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN ADEN, FROM WHICH BRITAIN PLANS TO WITHDRAW BY 1968.

  • Description

    BRITISH PATROLS ARE BEING INCREASED, BOTH IN STRENGTH AND NUMBERS, AS VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN ADEN, FROM WHICH BRITAIN PLANS TO WITHDRAW BY 1968. A BRITISH BUSINESSMAN, KILLED BY A GUNMAN ON THURSDAY (MARCH 9), WAS BURIED AT SEA YESTERDAY.

    ARMY PATROLS ARE NOW TWO PLATOONS STRONG - ABOUT 50 MEN IN ALL - AND IT TAKES A PATROL A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR TO COVER ADEN'S CRATER DISTRICT, WHERE MUCH OF THE VIOLENCE HAS OCCURRED.

    MOSTLY THE SOLDIERS HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR GRENADES, LOBBED AT THEM FROM ROOFTOPS. IT THEY SEE A GRENADE COMING, THEY HAVE NO MORE THAN TWO SECONDS IN WHICH TO GET FLAT ON THE GROUND. THERE, THEY ARE RELATIVELY SAFE: THE GRENADES EXPLODE UPWARDS LIKE A CONE. THROUGHOUT THE PATROLS, THE SOLDIERS CHECK CIVILIANS FOR ARMS AND MUNITIONS.

    ON THURSDAY, EYE WITNESSES SAW A GUNMAN KILL MR. OSWALD WILLIAM FIGG AS HE SAT IN HIS PARKED CAR OPPOSITE A GREEK BAKERY IN WHICH HE'S A PARTNER. MR. FIGG, WHO WAS AGED 45, HAD LIVED IN ADEN SINCE 1952.

    THE SAME DAY, IN ADEN'S CRESCENT DISTRICT, AN EXPLODING GRENADE INJURED EIGHT ARABS, THREE SERIOUSLY.

    (A UNITED NATIONS STUDY MISSION IS DUE IN ADEN THIS MONTH TO OBSERVE PREPARATIONS BRITAIN HAS MADE FOR GIVING INDEPENDENCE TO THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION, OF WHICH ADEN IS A STATE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5VXMLF117UYQW7B98EOE0A7YH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VXMLF117UYQW7B98EOE0A7YH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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