• Short Summary

    ALONG THE BORDER OF THAILAND AND MALAYA A SILENT WAR IS BEING FOUGHT AGAINST THE COMMUNIST ARMY THREATENING BOTH MALAYSIA AND THAILAND.

  • Description

    ALONG THE BORDER OF THAILAND AND MALAYA A SILENT WAR IS BEING FOUGHT AGAINST THE COMMUNIST ARMY THREATENING BOTH MALAYSIA AND THAILAND.

    ON TUESDAY, THAI SECURITY FORCES PATROLLING IN THE AREA, DISCOVERED A DESERTED CAMP BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BUILT BY THE COMMUNISTS. ITS ROUGH STRUCTURE CONSISTED OF BAMBOO POLES; AND ROOFINGS OF ATTAP AND OTHER LEAVES WHICH GROW IN THE JUNGLE.

    FOR FOOD, THE COMMUNISTS PLANTED VEGETABLES AND REARED PIGS. A WELL PROVIDED THEM WITH WATER.

    IN THIS BORDER JUNGLE REGION, ONE OF THE MOST FORBIDDING IN THE WORLD, ONE MAN KEEPS ALIVE THE COMMUNIST MOVEMENT. HE IS CHIN PENG, WHO WAS AWARDED THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE FOR HIS WORK IN THE UNDERGROUND DURING THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF MALAYA. CHIN LEADS A SIX HUNDREDS MAN ARMY WHICH IS CAUSING BOTH THAI AND MALAY AUTHORITIES ANXIETY.

    TO TRACK THIS ARMY, CONSTANT PATROLS HAVE TRAMPED THROUGH THE BORDER REGION FOR FIVE YEARS, OCCASIONALLY STUMBLING ACROSS SMALL GROUPS BUT NEVER BEING ABLE TO MOUNT A SIZEABLE OPERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZVQC1HGZ6O2I4ALJFFQ9XI9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZVQC1HGZ6O2I4ALJFFQ9XI9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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