• Short Summary

    AS RELIES ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICAN DREW UP LONG TERM PLANS FOR AID FOR MILLIONS OF VICTIMS OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, A BRITISH HERCULES AIRCRAFT WITH 20,000 POUNDS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES WAS PREPARING FOR TAKE-OFF ON MONDAY (12 JANUARY).

  • Description

    AS RELIES ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICAN DREW UP LONG TERM PLANS FOR AID FOR MILLIONS OF VICTIMS OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, A BRITISH HERCULES AIRCRAFT WITH 20,000 POUNDS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES WAS PREPARING FOR TAKE-OFF ON MONDAY (12 JANUARY).

    IN ANOTHER MOVE FOR IMMEDIATE HELP FROM BRITAIN, AN ARMY MEDICAL UNIT OF 35 MEN WAS PUT ON A 72 HOUR ALERT AT THE ALDERSHOT ARMY BASE. THEY WERE TOLD TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR WORK IN NIGERIA.

    MOST OF THE TEAM ARE TRAINED PARACHUTISTS. THE ORDER TO GET READY TO FLY OUT CAME AT 9 A.M. ON MONDAY MORNING - ONLY HOURS AFTER IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS HAD PUT AN END TO ARMED RESISTANCE IN THE BREAKAWAY TERRITORY OF BIAFRA.

    THERE ARE FOUR TRAINED DOCTORS IN THE UNIT AND THEY CAN TACKLE ALMOST ANY SURGERY.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO ASKED LORD HUNT, WHO LED A RELIEF MISSION TO NIGERIA OVER A YEAR AGO, TO GO TO NIGERIA TO REPORT ON WHAT RELIEF SUPPLIES ARE MOST NEEDED THERE FROM BRITAIN. HE IS EXPECTED TO LEAVE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER HAVING MORE TALKS IN LONDON.

    AN ESTIMATED FIVE-MILLION PEOPLE ARE SAID TO BE IN DANGER OF STARVING IF A MASSIVE AID PROGRAMME IS NOT PUT INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99F84DRCA6WEG4LXV729JAIP4
    Media URN:
    VLVA99F84DRCA6WEG4LXV729JAIP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment