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    The service for Colonel George Flint, Chairman of the Israeli/Jordan Mixed Armistice commission, who was killed by Jordanian fire yesterday on Mount Scopus, was held today in St.

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    The service for Colonel George Flint, Chairman of the Israeli/Jordan Mixed Armistice commission, who was killed by Jordanian fire yesterday on Mount Scopus, was held today in St. Andrew's Church, Jerusalem (Israeli sector). The remains are to be flown to Canada for interment there.

    Mrs Flint and her two daughters have been in Israel for some time, since 1956, when Colonel Flint received injuries from mine which had been laid by the Jordanians on Mount Scopus.

    Colonel Flint was fatally wounded at about 5 o'clock yesterday while trying to rescue the wounded Israelis who fell after a savage attack by Jordanians hiding in a wood close by. The Israelis were on a routine patrol in the botanical gardens of Gan Shlomit.

    Colonel Flint was hit while darting from cover to cover in the face of heavy fire.

    Mount Scopus itself is Israeli-held. It is however surrounded by Jordanian territory, there is no free access to it from Israeli territory. By agreement, fortnightly convoys go up to the Israeli garrison taking supplies and relieve personnel under the supervision of United Nations observers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6OWIFRC72FMXZO0Z9L8C0GAUC
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OWIFRC72FMXZO0Z9L8C0GAUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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