• Short Summary

    DESPITE ISRAELI EFFORTS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN LINES, EGYPTIAN ARMY STRAGGLERS ARE STILL ROAMING THE SINAI DESERT, MANY DYING OF THIRST, HUNGER AND EXHAUSTION.

  • Description

    DESPITE ISRAELI EFFORTS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN LINES, EGYPTIAN ARMY STRAGGLERS ARE STILL ROAMING THE SINAI DESERT, MANY DYING OF THIRST, HUNGER AND EXHAUSTION.
    ISRAELI ARMY OFFICERS IN TEL AVIV REPORTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT A HUGE OPERATION WAS BEING CONDUCTED TO COLLECT BATTLE-WEARY EGYPTIANS AND PRISONERS AND TRANSPORT THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN LINES ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL. THOUSANDS HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPATRIATED.
    ONLY THREE THOUSAND OFFICERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS HAVE BEEN DETAINED, AND WOUNDED PRISONERS ARE ALSO BEING HELD WHILE ISRAELI DOCTORS TREAT THEIR INJURIES.
    ISRAELI AUTHORITIES HAVE SET UP WATER POINTS ALONG ROADS THROUGH THE DESERT LEADING TO THE SUEZ CANAL FOR EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS LOST IN THE VAST BLAZING WILDERNESS. HOWEVER, IT IS FEARED THAT MANY EGYPTIANS LIE DEAD IN THE ROLLING SAND DUNES. THE WATER SUPPLY TO THE DESERT, SEVERED BY EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES LAST WEEK, HAS BEEN RESTORED.
    ISRAELI TROOPS WHO ONLY A FEW DAYS AGO WERE LOCKED IN FIERCE BATTLE WITH EGYPTIAN ARMOURED COLUMNS HAVE BEEN SOFTENED BY THE SIGHT OF THIRST-CRAZED EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS STAGGERING INTO ISRAELI CAMPS BEGGING FOR WATER. MANY HAD NO FOOTWEAR AND THEIR FEET WERE BLISTERED AND RAW FROM WALKING ACROSS THE SEARING SANDS.
    ONE OF THE POINTS WHERE EGYPTIANS ARE BEING RELEASED IS AT ISMAILIA, ON THE SUEZ CANAL. BOATS ARE OPERATING A SHUTTLE SERVICE ACROSS THE CANAL TO CARRY THE EGYPTIANS HOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9SPKKEN7A2BBC6YEZWHNFLL2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SPKKEN7A2BBC6YEZWHNFLL2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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