• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE THREE ROYAL AIR FORCE ARGOSY TRANSPORTS WHICH LEFT FOR THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL OF JAKARTA TO COLLECT BRITISH EVACUEES, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE SEPTEMBER 19 NIGHT WITH 27 ADULTS AND 43 CHILDREN.

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    ONE OF THE THREE ROYAL AIR FORCE ARGOSY TRANSPORTS WHICH LEFT FOR THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL OF JAKARTA TO COLLECT BRITISH EVACUEES, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE SEPTEMBER 19 NIGHT WITH 27 ADULTS AND 43 CHILDREN.
    THEY WERE FAMILIES OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY STAFF, THE SHELL OIL COMPANY AND THE BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY, WHO BROUGHT ALONG WITH THEM ONLY SUITCASES AND OTHER BELONGINGS WHICH THEY MANAGED TO GRAB WHILE HURRIEDLY LEAVING THE CAPITAL.
    THIS FIRST BATCH OF EVACUEES WERE AMONG THOSE WHO WERE RESCUED FROM HOMES IN THE SUBURBS AND WHO SPENT A NIGHT BILLETTED IN THE HOTEL INDONESIA AND THE HOMES OF AMERICAN DIPLOMATS.
    MOST OF THEIR HOMES, LIKE THE BRITISH EMBASSY, WERE LOOTED AND FURNITURE DRAGGED BY THE RIOTERS AND SET ALIGHT DURING THE HEIGHT OF VIOLENCE ON SEPTEMBER 18.
    LATER IN THE NIGHT SOME 200 OTHER BRITISH NATIONALS FROM JAKARTA ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE IN ROYAL AIR FORCE PLANES, PAN-AMERICAN BO??? 707 AND A QANTAS.THEY WERE ALL TAKEN TO THE AIR FORCE STATION AT CHANGI.
    MEANWHILE FROM JAKARTA, RELIABLE SOURCES SAID POLICE HAD BEEN ORDERED TO SHOOT TO KILL IF ANY FUTURE RIOTING OCCURRED.PRESIDENT SUKARNO FLEW OVER THE CITY IN A HELICOPTER SEEING THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE TO FOREIGN PROPERTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70PVKFZPW40VRHE44FBS5ODZ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA70PVKFZPW40VRHE44FBS5ODZ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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