• Short Summary

    As Israel's Army of reservists man the long ceasefire lines on the Golan Heights, and in Sinai by the Suez Canal, a much smaller army of volunteers from many parts of the world are filling some of the jobs of the men who went to war.

  • Description

    As Israel's Army of reservists man the long ceasefire lines on the Golan Heights, and in Sinai by the Suez Canal, a much smaller army of volunteers from many parts of the world are filling some of the jobs of the men who went to war.

    Volunteers can be found running taxies, helping out in operating theatres, packing food in factories or looking after animals on kibbutzim.

    More than 1,000 volunteers have arrived in Israel since the war broke out. Another 1,000 are due to arrive. Half are from the United States. Most of the rest are from England and other countries of Western Europe and South America.

    All volunteers are expected to pay their own fare to Israel and undertake to remain for at least six months.

    Officials report that offers of help have flooded in from some 50,000 people who want to come. But a careful screening process has eliminated those for whom work would not readily be available.

    Some 1,100 American doctors, non-resident members of the Israel Medical Association, are waiting for the signal to go to Israel.

    Further cables have come from Canada, France and Holland from teams of doctors, purse and other medical staff.

    The Israel Medical Association has 12,000 non-resident members in 32 countries.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADM7SB27RTUAVJCM38AO9Y4F9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVADM7SB27RTUAVJCM38AO9Y4F9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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