• Short Summary

    KAPIT IS AN ATTRACTIVE TOWN ON THE RAJANG RIVER IN EASTERN SARAWAK WITH A POPULATION OF FIVE THOUSAND, MAINLY CHINESE, MALAYS AND IBANS (DAYAKS).

  • Description

    1.
    LS RAJANG RIVER (PAN) KAPIT TOWNSHIP
    7 ft

    2.
    MLS SECTION OF TOWN
    11 ft

    3.
    MLS HAWKERS ON SHOP PAVEMENT
    14 ft

    4.
    CU CHINESE HAWKER SELLING MEDICINE TO IBANS
    20 ft

    5.
    LS HOSPITAL (PAN ) METHODIST CHURCH
    24 1/2 ft

    6.
    LS ARMY POST
    27 ft

    7.
    MS IBAN (TILT/UP) SOLDIERS IN TENT)
    30 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS (PAN) TOWN
    34 1/2 ft

    9.
    CU WATER LILIES IN POND
    36 1/2 ft

    10.
    CU JUNGLE (PAN) GURKHA SOLDIER SHOOTING AT TARGET
    45 ft

    11.
    MS SOLDIER IN JUNGLE
    56 1/2 ft

    12.
    CU SHOOTING AT TARGET
    62 ft

    13.
    MS ANOTHER SOLDIER IN JUNGLE
    74 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KAPIT IS AN ATTRACTIVE TOWN ON THE RAJANG RIVER IN EASTERN SARAWAK WITH A POPULATION OF FIVE THOUSAND, MAINLY CHINESE, MALAYS AND IBANS (DAYAKS).

    THE TOWN IS ABOUT 40 MILES FROM THE INDONESIAN BORDER. IT HAS EXCELLENT HOUSING AND SHOPPING FACILITIES, ELECTRICITY, CHURCHES, SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL.

    THE BRITISH MILITARY POST IS MANNED BY THE FIRST SIXTH GURKHAS WHO RECENTLY ARRIVED FROM BRITAIN WHERE THEY SPENT ABOUT TWENTY MONTHS AT TIDWORTH IN HAMPSHIRE. THEIR QUARTERS HAVE FITTED SNUGLY INTO THE GENERAL SCENE AND ARE QUITE UNOBTRUSIVE.

    IN ADDITION TO NORMAL PATROL WORK, THE GURKHAS HAVE CONSTANT TRAINING ON A NEARBY JUNGLE RANGE. THEY GO THROUGH AN AREA SET WITH LIFE-SIZE TARGETS- SOME HIDDEN IN A FIXED POSITION, OTHERS MOVING ON WIRES ACROSS AND UP THE RANGE AT VARYING HEIGHTS AND SPEEDS.

    THE TARGET POSITIONS ARE CHANGED DAILY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8PDU3JL86KKI4R0W58U1RZJHQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PDU3JL86KKI4R0W58U1RZJHQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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