• Short Summary

    IN A ONCE BUSTLING TOWN OF 12,000 PEOPLE - A SEARCH THAT GROW MORE HOPELESS EVERY HOUR.

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    IN A ONCE BUSTLING TOWN OF 12,000 PEOPLE - A SEARCH THAT GROW MORE HOPELESS EVERY HOUR.THIS IS BARCE IN LIBYA WHERE ON THURSDAY NIGHT ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS OF HE TOWN WAS DEMOLISHED IN A SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES.BY TODAY (SATURDAY) THE DEATH ROLL HAD REACHED 261.ABOUT HALF THE DEAD ARE CHILDREN.

    BRITISH AND LIBYAN TROOPS AND AMERICAN AIR FORCE MEN ARE WORKING SIDE BY SIDE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MUD AND RUBBLE IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO RESCUE TRAPPED PEOPLE.BRITAIN MAINTAINS A MILITARY HEADQUARTERS AT BENGHAZI, SOME 60 MILES NORTH-EAST OF BARCE, AND IT WAS FORM HERE THAT TROOPS, DOCTORS AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WERE RUSHED TO THE DISASTER AREA.

    PLANES FORM THE AMERICAN BASE AT TRIPOLI, 275 MILES AWAY, DROPPED PARAMEDIC TEAMS OVER THE STRICKEN TOWN AND FLEW AN ENTIRE MOBILE HOSPITAL TO BENGHAZI FOR OVERLAND TRANSPORT TO BARCE.MORE AID - BLANKETS AND UNGENTLY NEEDED TENTS WERE FLOWN IN BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE FORM EL ADEM IN CYRENAICA.

    AN EMERGENCY CAMP HAS BEEN SET UP WHERE TODAY A STILL-SHOCKED GROUP OF HOMELESS WAITED PATIENTLY FOR OFFICIAL TO HAND OUT MORE BLANKETS AND TENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7M3OKDVT7JNY1VWCWRALDEREQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M3OKDVT7JNY1VWCWRALDEREQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1932
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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