• Short Summary

    TWO BRITISH EMBASSY WOMEN SECRETARIES WHO STAGED A "SIT IN" IN THEIR DJAKARTA HOUSE FOR THREE DAYS ENDED EARLY THIS WEEK WITH A BRITISH PROTEST AGAINST THE INDONESIAN ACTIONS AS YET UNANSWERED.

  • Description

    TWO BRITISH EMBASSY WOMEN SECRETARIES WHO STAGED A "SIT IN" IN THEIR DJAKARTA HOUSE FOR THREE DAYS ENDED EARLY THIS WEEK WITH A BRITISH PROTEST AGAINST THE INDONESIAN ACTIONS AS YET UNANSWERED. THE EMBASSY HANDED THE KEYS OF THE TWO HOUSES TO AN INDONESIAN FOREIGN OFFICE OFFICIAL AND TOOK AWAY ALL EMBASSY FURNITURE AND EFFECTS.

    THE TWO WOMEN WHO SAT IN ARE MISS GODIFER BODILLY AND MISS BERYL PECOVER. MISS BODILLY IS A PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE AMBASSADOR, SIR ANDREW GILCHRIST, AND MISS PECOVER IS A SECRETARY. THE GIRLS MADE THEIR SIT IN BECAUSE THE PROTOCOL SECTION OF THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY HAD SAID IT WANTED TO TAKE OVER THE RENTED HOUSES AND BECAUSE THE POLICE GUARDS TOLD THEM THAT IF THEY LEFT THE PREMISES, THEY WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED BACK IN.

    AT ONE POINT, THE EMBASSY'S FIRST SECRETARY, MR. M.J.T. MCCANN WAS BAILED OUT AT GUNPOINT BY ONE OF THE GUARDS WHEN HE TRIED TO ENTER THE GROUNDS TO SEE THE WOMEN.

    BECAUSE THE MATTER INVOLVED A DIPLOMATIC MISSION, THE PROTOCOL DEPARTMENT HAD TO BE CALLED IN. THE HOUSE MAY BECOME THE RESIDENCE OF AN INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.

    (SIR ANDREW AND MISS BODILY WERE IN DJAKARTA WHEN MOBS BURNED THE BRITISH EMBASSY AND DAMAGED SOME HOUSES OCCUPIED BY EMBASSY STAFF IN SEPTEMBER, 1963.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7M8B9XYDSY63OYTAGLHIWNMG9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M8B9XYDSY63OYTAGLHIWNMG9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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