• Short Summary

    THE DUTCH VESSEL "ZUIDERKRUIS" ARRIVED IN HOLLANDIA, WEST NEW GUINEA, MAY 25 WITH 850 TROOPS ON BOARD.

  • Description

    THE DUTCH VESSEL "ZUIDERKRUIS" ARRIVED IN HOLLANDIA, WEST NEW GUINEA, MAY 25 WITH 850 TROOPS ON BOARD. SOME 600 OF THESE REINFORCEMENTS - INCLUDING ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES - WERE LANDED AT THE PORT; THE REMAINDER WERE TAKEN ON TO OTHER PARTS OF WEST NEW GUINEA.

    A COMMUNIQUE FROM THE NETHERLANDS AUTHORITIES THAT DAY SAID A NEW INDONESIAN LANDING HAD BEEN MADE NEAR KLAMONO, SOUTH OF THE OIL TOWN OF SORONG. ABOUT 120 MEN WERE LANDED. ELSEWHERE, DUTCH SOLDIERS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN ACTION WITH SMALL ARMS AGAINST INDONESIANS AT WERSAR, A VILLAGE NEAR TEMINABUAN, WHERE THERE WERE SAID TO BE 260 INDONESIAN PARATROOPERS.

    PROFESSOR JAN DE QUAY, THE DUTCH PRIME MINISTER, TOLD PARLIAMENT AT THE HAGUE, HOLLAND, MAY 25 THAT 22 OF THE 420 INDONESIAN PARATROOPERS DROPPED OVER WEST NEW GUINEA IN RECENT WEEKS, HAD BEEN KILLED. SOME 119 OTHERS HAD BEEN CAPTURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA15LPQ1LPA5VP8DLR1A8C73TK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA15LPQ1LPA5VP8DLR1A8C73TK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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