• Short Summary

    AN INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS HOSPITAL IN THE YEMEN -- THE ONLY HOSPITAL FOR ROYALIST CASUALTIES IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE ROYALISTS AND THE EGYPTIAN-SUPPORTED REPUBLICAN REGIME.

  • Description

    AN INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS HOSPITAL IN THE YEMEN -- THE ONLY HOSPITAL FOR ROYALIST CASUALTIES IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE ROYALISTS AND THE EGYPTIAN-SUPPORTED REPUBLICAN REGIME. THE HOSPITAL, WHICH WAS FLOWN IN FROM SWITZERLAND SIX MONTHS AGO AS AN ACT OF MERCY BY THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS, IS SITED SOME WAY FROM THE ACTUAL AREA OF FIGHTING, IN ORDER NOT TO BE CONSIDERED AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ROYALIST FORCE.

    THE HOSPITAL HAS A FULLY-EQUIPPED, MOBILE, AIR CONDITIONED OPERATING THEATRE, WHICH CAN HANDLE ALMOST ANY EMERGENCY. IT IS ALSO EQUIPPED WITH AN X-RAY UNIT, AND A LABORATORY -- ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT, FOR THE EUROPEAN STAFF OF DOCTORS AND NURSES, ENCOUNTER DISEASES WHICH ARE NOT COMMON IN EUROPE.

    ALTHOUGH THERE ARE TWO FRENCH DOCTORS, THE MAJORITY OF THE STAFF COME FROM SWITZERLAND. IT'S EQUIPPED WITH ITS OWN RADIO FACILITIES THROUGH WHICH IT MAINTAINS DAILY CONTACT WITH THE HOME BASE IN GENEVA.

    WHILE IT IS MAINLY CONCERNED WITH CASUALTIES FROM THE FIGHTING, THE HOSPITAL ALSO TREATS THE LOCAL CIVILIAN POPULATION, IN THIS AREA AROUND THE TOWN OF UQD, CLOSE TO THE YEMEN BORDER WITH SAUDI ARABIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGHVQGWYHNDE7BVQANYRMECG
    Media URN:
    VLVABGHVQGWYHNDE7BVQANYRMECG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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