• Short Summary

    THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, BORNEO TERRITORIES, MAJOR GENERAL W.C.WALKER, RECENTLY TOURED THE JUNGLE SURROUNDING SUNGAI?

  • Description

    THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, BORNEO TERRITORIES, MAJOR GENERAL W.C.WALKER, RECENTLY TOURED THE JUNGLE SURROUNDING SUNGAI ANGKUAH FROM A ROYAL NAVAL HELICOPTER FOLLOWING TERRORIST RAIDS ON IBAN LONGHOUSES.

    SUNGAI ANGKUAH IS ABOUT SIX MILES AWAY FROM THE INDONESIAN BORDER, WHICH HAS BEEN THE TARGET OF SEVERAL BORDER ATTACKS AND RAIDS IN RECENT WEEKS.

    DEEP IN THE JUNGLE, A MAKESHIFT CAMP HAS BEEN SETUP TO HOUSE A PLATOON OF GURKHAS AFTER IBAN TRACKER FOUND SIGNS THAT THE PLACE HAD BEEN OCCUPIED BY ABOUT 40 TERRORISTS, WHO HAD MADE A HASTY GETAWAY IN THEIR EARLIER BATTLE WITH BORDER SCOUTS AND SECURITY
    FORCES.

    GURKHAS PICKED UP FROM THERE ARE A SMALL QUANTITY OF WEAPONS, INCLUDING HAND GRENADES, WHICH WERE MARKED WITH THE STAR OF THE INDONESIAN NATIONAL ARMY.

    HELPING THE GURKHAS ON PATROL ARE TRAINED IBAN TRACKERS AND BORDER SCOUTS.THE TERRORISTS ARE OPERATING IN TO GROUPS OF 20 EACH.

    LAST WEEK, AN IBAN HEADMAN CAPTURED A TERRORIST WHO HAD GONE TO A LONGHOUSE FOR FOOD.HE WAS ABANDONED BY THE LEADER OF HIS GROUP WHICH WAS COMPRISED OF SEVERAL SARAWAK CHINESE AND INDONESIAN NATIONALS BECAUSE HE WAS TOO WEAK TO KEEP UP WITH THEM.THE GROUP HAD BEEN WITHOUT FOOD FOR OVER A WEEK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UQ9U6G4RZ1SBATU50WYI4UHL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UQ9U6G4RZ1SBATU50WYI4UHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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