• Short Summary

    Following the decision by the Dutch Government to build up their forces in Netherlands New Guinea, in the face of "aggressive elements in the Indonesia Government's foreign policy", the aircraft carrier "Karel Doorman" - accompanied by two destroyers - sailed May 31, on a tour of the Far East.

  • Description

    Following the decision by the Dutch Government to build up their forces in Netherlands New Guinea, in the face of "aggressive elements in the Indonesia Government's foreign policy", the aircraft carrier "Karel Doorman" - accompanied by two destroyers - sailed May 31, on a tour of the Far East.

    At Rotterdam, the 18,040-ton carrier manned with British-built fighters was fitted out for a six month "flag showing" mission in the area. Officers and men of the ship have been hard at work over the past few days checking equipment and stores.

    since Indonesia was granted Independence by the Dutch in 1949, the Government has claimed Netherlands New Guinea as part of their own country.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAND1JHLQKIO74XG2KECGMJ534
    Media URN:
    VLVAAND1JHLQKIO74XG2KECGMJ534
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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