• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF A PERUVIAN SURVEYING EXPEDITION WHO SURVIVED AN ATTACK BY SAVAGE AMAZONIAN INDIANS ARE RECUPERATING AFTER BEING AIRLIFTED OUT OF THE JUNGLE.

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF A PERUVIAN SURVEYING EXPEDITION WHO SURVIVED AN ATTACK BY SAVAGE AMAZONIAN INDIANS ARE RECUPERATING AFTER BEING AIRLIFTED OUT OF THE JUNGLE.

    UNITED STATES HELICOPTER ON 23 MARCH COMPLETED THE RESCUE OF WOUNDED AND SICK MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY-CIVILIAN EXPEDITION THAT HAD BEEN ATTACKED BY MAYORUNA INDIANS. THEY WERE THEN BROUGHT TO IQUITOS IN A CATALINA FLYING BOAT AND PLACED IN A HOSPITAL.

    THE HELICOPTERS, OPERATING FROM CURINGA MILITARY BASE, FLEW TWO MISSIONS OF 31 MILES EACH TO THE EXPEDITIONS CAMP, EVACUATING FOUR WOUNDED AND SIX WHO WERE SICK.

    THE EXPEDITION LEFT REQUENA IN MID-FEBRUARY TO SURVEY A NEW TRAIL OT THE JAVARI RIVER, ON THE BRAZILIAN BORDER. IT WAS ATTACKED BY INDIANS 12 MARCH AND TOW OF ITS 40 MEMBERS KILLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBX7UYP6CH8PVNSMDENEGFIKN
    Media URN:
    VLVACBX7UYP6CH8PVNSMDENEGFIKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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