• Short Summary

    Eight British soldiers held captive by an army unit of the People's Republic of China after they inadvertently crossed into Chinese territory said at a Hong Kong news conference on Wednesday that the Chinese had treated them very well.

  • Description

    Eight British soldiers held captive by an army unit of the People's Republic of China after they inadvertently crossed into Chinese territory said at a Hong Kong news conference on Wednesday that the Chinese had treated them very well.

    Their spokesman Quartar Master Sergeant Joseph Skates described the treatment he and seven other Irish Guards received when seized on Tuesday at Sha Tau Kok, a tiny village which straddles the frontier between Hong Kong and The People's Republic.

    The soldiers were freed on Wednesday night after nine and a half hours in the village.

    This was how Sergeant Skates described the soldiers' experience:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9EBFRF3PJQ8UMNTUUR6G62MK7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EBFRF3PJQ8UMNTUUR6G62MK7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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