• Short Summary

    THREE BRITISH SOLDIERS AND A GIRL, WHOSE YACHT STRAYED INTO TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC LAST WEEKEND, RETURNED TO HONG KONG (YESTERDAY) AFTER BEING RELEASED IN RECORD TIME BY THE CHINESE.

  • Description

    THREE BRITISH SOLDIERS AND A GIRL, WHOSE YACHT STRAYED INTO TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC LAST WEEKEND, RETURNED TO HONG KONG (YESTERDAY) AFTER BEING RELEASED IN RECORD TIME BY THE CHINESE. AT A NEWS CONFERENCE, THEY DESCRIBED THEIR THREE-DAY DETENTION IN A CHINESE FISHING COMMUNE.

    THE THREE SOLDIERS ARE LANCE-CORPORALS JAMES LOWTH, PAUL HUTCHINSON AND MILES DARCY. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED FOR A WEEKEND CRUISE ABOARD THEIR 24-FOOT (SEVEN METRE) YACHT BY BLONDE SECRETARY JILL STEVENSON.

    LAST SATURDAY, THEY RAN INTO NAVIGATIONAL DIFFICULTIES AND THEIR YACHT WAS BOARDED BY ARMED MILITIA FROM A CHINESE JUNK. ON THE MAINLAND, THEY WERE SEARCHED AND HELD IN A CONCRETE BUILDING WITH BARRED WINDOWS.

    LANCE-CORPORAL LOWTH TOLD THE NEWS CONFERENCE THAT, ALTHOUGH THEY HAD REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON MILITARY MATTERS, THEY HAD BEEN WELL TREATED BY THE CHINESE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8KF6GF4DI31KVVTK10WEB1ACF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KF6GF4DI31KVVTK10WEB1ACF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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