• Short Summary

    THE THAI ARMY HAS LAUNCHED ITS FIRST MULE TRAINING PROGRAMME TO TRAIN THAI SOLDIERS AND BORDER PATROL POLICE IN HANDLING MULES AS PACK ANIMALS AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS.

  • Description


    MULES GRAZING; HANDLERS EXAMINE MULES; MULES LOADED UP.




    Initials LH/VS/CR/PF



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE THAI ARMY HAS LAUNCHED ITS FIRST MULE TRAINING PROGRAMME TO TRAIN THAI SOLDIERS AND BORDER PATROL POLICE IN HANDLING MULES AS PACK ANIMALS AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS.

    THE MULES ARE BEING TRAINED FOR USE IN THE NORTHERN REGIONS. THEY'LL GIVE THE TROOPS GREATER FIRE POWER BECAUSE THEY CAN CARRY HEAVY MORTARS AND MACHINERIES AND SERVE AS STRETCHER BEARERS.

    THE JUNGLE PATROLS, BACKED BY PACK MULES CARRYING SUPPLIES, WILL BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE AND BE ABLE TO STAY OUT IN THE RUGGED TERRAIN FOR LONGER PERIODS.

    THE THAI ARMY'S BREEDING STATION AT KANCHANBURI, NEAR THE BURMESE BORDER, HAS 140 MULES, ALL BRED LOCALLY AND BEING TRAINED AS PACK MULES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82PLMYSXII1S1VQ9S35WTN0H1
    Media URN:
    VLVA82PLMYSXII1S1VQ9S35WTN0H1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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