• Short Summary

    The British ship Clan MacNair arrived in Calcutta yesterday (Tuesday) carrying 119 people of 17 nationalities evacuated from East Pakistan via the port of Chittagong.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Calcutta docks
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    2.
    LV "Thomas Everett" waiting at docks
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    3.
    GV & CU Clan MacNair entering port (3 shots)
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    4.
    GV People on dock
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    5.
    SV Refugee down steps (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV Man carrying small boy down steps & puts him down on docks (2 shots)
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    7.
    SV PAN Woman along dock (4 shots)
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    8.
    MV Nun past camera & off ship
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    9.
    GV Man on crutches helped off steps
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    Initials SGM/2325 SGM/0059



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The British ship Clan MacNair arrived in Calcutta yesterday (Tuesday) carrying 119 people of 17 nationalities evacuated from East Pakistan via the port of Chittagong.

    Among the evacuees were 37 United States citizens, 33 Britons, eight Canadians, seven Germans, seven Yugoslavs, six Danes, three French, three New Zealanders and one Australian.

    The refugees later gave harrowing first-hand accounts of the bloodshed in East Pakistan.

    Also berthed in Calcutta is the British freighter Thomas Everett with 1,600 tons of cargo for Chittagong. Calcutta shipping sources say over 25,000 tons of cargo is held in various ships, some of them in Chittagong, unable to unload because of the East Pakistan situation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD1LAW35RRKJVZVB9YE6UZRPBD
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1LAW35RRKJVZVB9YE6UZRPBD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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