• Short Summary

    WHILE BRITISH TROOPS HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR IMMEDIATE AIM IN OPERATIONS AGAINST DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN IN THE RADFAN AREA, NORTH OF ADEN, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF HAS SAID THE MILITARY THREAT CONTINUES THERE AND MORE BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN ADEN.

  • Description

    WHILE BRITISH TROOPS HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR IMMEDIATE AIM IN OPERATIONS AGAINST DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN IN THE RADFAN AREA, NORTH OF ADEN, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF HAS SAID THE MILITARY THREAT CONTINUES THERE AND MORE BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN ADEN.

    THE OPERATION IN THE RADFAN MOUNTAINS NOW IS AIMED AT CONSOLIDATING THE POSITIONS WON IN THE FIGHTING ON TUESDAY WHEN SEVERAL TRIBESMEN AND TWO BRITISH SOLDIERS WERE KILLED. OUR CAMERAMAN WAS ALLOWED TO SEE SOME OF THE INJURED BRITISH SOLDIERS IN HOSPITAL.

    LANCE-CORPORAL BILL LATHAMY, ON THE LEFT OF THE GROUP, RECEIVED A BULLET IN THE THIGH. HE SAID THE TRIBESMAN WERE EQUIPPED WITH MODERN WEAPONS, INCLUDING THREE-INCH MORTARS AND AT LEAST ONE ANTI-TANK BAZOOKA, AND THEIR SNIPERS WERE EXCELLENT SHOTS.

    ALL TEN OF THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AT ADEN. OUR CAMERAMAN WAS ALLOWED TO SEE FIVE OF THE MEN, THE OTHERS ARE IN A MORE SERIOUS CONDITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOEYXG1NHPIFG4XHDBP2H5W42
    Media URN:
    VLVADOEYXG1NHPIFG4XHDBP2H5W42
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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