• Short Summary

    FROM BUTTERWORTH BASE NEAR PENANG, NORTHERN MALAYA, ROYAL AIR FORCE UNITS ARE CARRYING OUT CONSTANT SUPPLY DROPS OVER ADVANCE POSTS IN THE JUNGLE, WHERE MALAYAN TROOPS ARE MOPPING UP THE SCATTERED REMAINS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT TERRORIST FORCES.

  • Description

    1.
    AIR VIEW..BUTTERWORTH
    0.05

    2.
    MV LORRY TO AIRPORT
    0.10

    3.
    SV MEN UNLOADING LORRY
    0.15

    4.
    SV TWO SUPPLY PLANES TAXI-ING
    0.18

    5.
    SV INSIDE PLANE, SACK OF RICE
    0.20

    6.
    CU PROPS ON PLANE TURNING
    0.24

    7.
    LV PLANE TAKES OFF
    0.27

    8.
    MV INSIDE PLANE, LOADED WITH STORES
    0.30

    9.
    AIR V..JUNGLE CLEARING
    0.34

    10.
    (3 SHOTS) INSIDE PLANE SOLDIERS DROPPING SUPPLIES FROM PLANE
    0.47

    11.
    AIR V..JUNGLE CLEARING
    0.51

    12.
    AIR V..SOLDIERS IN CLEARING
    0.55

    13.
    GROUND V..SOLDIERS
    0.59

    14.
    SV HELICOPTERS ON GROUND
    1.02

    15.
    MV SOLDIERS WATCHING
    1.04

    16.
    SV HELICOPTER TAKES OFF
    1.08

    17.
    LV HELICOPTER FLYING OVER JUNGLE
    1.12



    Initials KJ/V/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FROM BUTTERWORTH BASE NEAR PENANG, NORTHERN MALAYA, ROYAL AIR FORCE UNITS ARE CARRYING OUT CONSTANT SUPPLY DROPS OVER ADVANCE POSTS IN THE JUNGLE, WHERE MALAYAN TROOPS ARE MOPPING UP THE SCATTERED REMAINS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT TERRORIST FORCES.

    TERRORIST ACTIVITIES - WHICH ARE OR HAVE BEEN EVIDENT TO SOME EXTENT IN MOST SOUTH EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES - NECESSITATED THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE MALAYAN FEDERATION IN 1948. THIS EMERGENCY OFFICIALLY CAME TO AN END LAST YEAR, BUT THERE ARE STILL ABOUT 600 TERRORISTS BELIEVED TO BE ACTIVE ALONG THE THAI-MALAYAN BORDER.

    TROOPS ENGAGED IN TRACKING DOWN THE REMAINING BANDS WORK FROM FORTIFIED CLEARINGS IN THE JUNGLE. THE TRACKERS ARE MOSTLY NATIVES OF THE JUNGLE WHO MAKE IDEAL PATHFINDERS. AFTER A THREE MONTH'S SPELL OF DUTY, THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS ARE RELIEVED BY FRESH TRACKERS AND TROOPS. TROOP MOVEMENTS ARE BY HELICOPTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PVLG2QCKMO60KAG2DWESIJ93
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PVLG2QCKMO60KAG2DWESIJ93
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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