• Short Summary

    IN THE RUGGED SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION, BRITISH-LED FEDERAL FORCES ARE MOUNTING AN ALL-OUT CAMPAIGN TO SUBDUE THE TROUBLED PROTECTORATES.

  • Description

    IN THE RUGGED SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION, BRITISH-LED FEDERAL FORCES ARE MOUNTING AN ALL-OUT CAMPAIGN TO SUBDUE THE TROUBLED PROTECTORATES. FOR MONTHS NOW, DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN, INCLUDING YEMENI INFILTRATORS, HAVE BEEN WAGING THEIR OWN WAR AGAINST THE ADEN-BASED FEDERATION.

    IT IS SMALL WAR, BUT THE ROUGH TERRAIN AND POOR COMMUNICATIONS MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO FLUSH OUT THE REBELS. AND NOW FRESH MOVES ARE BEING MADE TO BRING PEACE TO THE BRITISH-BACKED FEDERATION.

    YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), FEDERAL TROOPS BEGAN LOADING ARMS AN SUPPLIES AS OPERATION NUTCRACKER GOT UNDER WAY. TRUCKS TOOK THE TROOPS UP TO THE FORWARD POSITION, WHERE, AFTER A MEAL, THEY TRUDGED OFF INTO THE MOUNTAINS TO PATROL.

    IT WAS ROUGH GOING, AN CAMELS WERE BROUGHT IN TO CARRY SUPPLIES. THE FORCES ARE BEING SUPPORTED BY THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY AND THE ROYAL ENGINEERS.

    THE BIG OBSTACLE TO SUCCESS IS FINDING JUST WHERE THE REBELS ARE. SHEIKHS REGULARLY FEED INFORMATION, BUT BECAUSE OF THE POOR COMMUNICATIONS, THE REBELS HAVE MORE OFTEN THAT NOT MADE OFF BY THE TIME FEDERAL FORCES ARRIVE.

    FIVE THOUSAND BRITISH TROOPS ARE BASED I ADEN, BRITAIN'S LAST MILITARY STRONGHOLD IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE ONLY ONE BETWEEN CYPRUS AND SINGAPORE. IT IS THREATENED BY ARAB NATIONALISM, BUT BRITAIN IS DETERMINED TO HOLD ON TO IT FOR STRATEGIC REASONS AND AS A PROTECTION FOR BRITISH OIL INTERESTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EZBMK770G3BDNRJN0BYY0IL9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EZBMK770G3BDNRJN0BYY0IL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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