• Short Summary

    HONOUR GUARDS FROM EH 40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO AND THE SARAWAK CONSTABULARY, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF LIMBANG, A TOWN IN NORTHERN SARAWAK, PAID TRIBUTE TO NINE MEN - FOUR SARAWAK POLICEMEN AND FIVE ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOES - WHO WERE KILLED DURING THE REBELLION IN DECEMBER 1962.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOES FORM GUARD OF HONOUR
    3 ft

    2.
    MS VARIOUS RELIGIOUS LEADERS
    5 ft

    3.
    MLS GENERAL WALKER OF THE BRITISH ARMY ARRIVES
    8 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS SIR ALEXANDER ARRIVES, AND MET BY GENERAL WALKER
    11 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLS GUESTS
    13 ft

    6.
    MLS MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADER SAYING PRAYERS
    15 ft

    7.
    MLS SARAWAK CONSTABULARY
    16 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS SIR ALEXANDER ADDRESSING CROWD
    18 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS LADY WADDELL AND ANOTHER
    20 ft

    10.
    MS SIR ALEXANDER UNVEILS PLAQUE
    23 ft

    11.
    CU PLAQUE
    24 1/2 ft

    12.
    MLS CROWD
    26 ft

    13.
    MS HIGH-RANKING ROYAL MARINE OFFICER LAYING WREATH
    31 ft

    14.
    MS RELATIVE OF KILLED POLICEMEN LAYING WREATH
    33 ft

    15.
    LS MEMORIAL SERVICE
    36 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/MK/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HONOUR GUARDS FROM EH 40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO AND THE SARAWAK CONSTABULARY, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF LIMBANG, A TOWN IN NORTHERN SARAWAK, PAID TRIBUTE TO NINE MEN - FOUR SARAWAK POLICEMEN AND FIVE ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOES - WHO WERE KILLED DURING THE REBELLION IN DECEMBER 1962.

    SIR ALEXANDER WADDELL, THE GOVERNOR OF SARAWAK, WEARING A WHITE PLUMED HAT, TOLD THE GATHERING THAT AT NO TIME IN THE PAST HAD SARAWAK FACED A GREATER CHALLENGE TO SPIRIT OF CITIZENS THAN IN THIS TIME OF DANGER AND CHALLENGE.

    HE THEN UNVEILED A SIMPLE PLAQUE WHICH WAS PAID FOR AND ERECTED SPONTANEOUSLY BY THE PEOPLE WHO WISHED TO COMMEMORATE THOSE KILLED FIGHTING THE REBELS.

    THE FOUR POLICEMEN MET DEATH WHEN REBELS ATTACKED THE POLICE STATION IN THE EARLY HOURS OF DECEMBER 8, THE FIVE ROYAL MARINES DIED WHILE ATTACKING REBEL-HELD LIMBANG, FOUR DAYS LATER IN A BID TO FREE HOSTAGES HELD BY THE REBELS.

    IN ALL, SOME NINETEEN WREATHS WERE LAID AT THE FOOT OF THE PLAQUE BY THE GOVERNOR AND RELATIVES OF THOSE KILLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAJNK7IYN7NKWJD8H19828SLBD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJNK7IYN7NKWJD8H19828SLBD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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