• Short Summary

    TROOPS IN MALAYA ARE STEPPING UP THEIR HUNT FOR FORTY INDONESIAN PARATROOPERS BELIEVED TO BE IN HIDING IN THE JUNGLE AFTER BEING AIRDROPPED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

  • Description

    TROOPS IN MALAYA ARE STEPPING UP THEIR HUNT FOR FORTY INDONESIAN PARATROOPERS BELIEVED TO BE IN HIDING IN THE JUNGLE AFTER BEING AIRDROPPED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

    SOLDIERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND REGIMENT WERE FLOWN BY HELICOPTER FROM SEGAMAT INTO THE DENSE JUNGLE NEAR LABIS, IN SOUTH CENTRAL MALAYA.

    EACH SOLDIER CARRIED A WEEK'S RATION OF FOOD AND WENT INTO ACTION AS SOON AS THE HELICOPTERS LANDED IN THE SMALL JUNGLE CLEARING. A NUMBER OF THE PARATROOPERS HAVE BEEN SHOT AND SOME CAPTURED, BUT THE EXACT FIGURES HAVE NOT YET BEEN RELEASED.

    GURKHAS ARE ALSO TAKING PART IN THE HUNT FOR INDONESIA INFILTRATORS. AT TANANG, A VILLAGE BETWEEN LABIS AND SEGAMAT, THE TROOPS HAVE CAPTURED A NUMBER OF INDONESIANS. BY LAST WEEKEND, THE NUMBER KILLED WAS PUT AT 12, BUT THIS HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED.

    THE CAPTURED INDONESIANS ARE ALL INTERROGATED AT THE OPERATIONS HEADQUARTERS AT LABIS POLICE STATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAV5Y285XYMFIFTKUAI28ILDFB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV5Y285XYMFIFTKUAI28ILDFB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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