• Short Summary

    ONE FACTOR IN THE DEFENCE OF THE DUTCH TERRITORY COVERING WESTERN NEW GUINEA - NOW OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS WEST PAPUA - AGAINST MILITARY THREATS FROM INDONESIA IS THE PAPUAN BATTALION AT PRESENT TRAINING AT MANOKWARI CAMP.

  • Description

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    GV VOLUNTEERS ON PARADE
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    2.
    SV PLATOON ORDERS ARMS
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    3.
    SV PAN..RAISING THE DUTCH FLAG
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    4.
    CU PAN..RAISING THE WEST PAPUA FLAG
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    5.
    SV OFFICERS AND MEN SALUTE
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    6.
    LV TWO FLAGS FLYING SIDE BY SIDE
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    7.
    SV PLATOON MARCHES OFF
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    8.
    CU PAN..ALONG TROOPS
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    9.
    SV SERGEANT DRILLS VOLUNTEERS
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    10.
    SV VOLUNTEERS MARCHING
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    11.
    SV TOWARDS..DITTO
    0.57

    12.
    SV PAN..FROM DUTCH AND PAPUAN FLAGS TO VOLUNTEERS MARCHING OFF
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    Initials KJ/S/AW/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE FACTOR IN THE DEFENCE OF THE DUTCH TERRITORY COVERING WESTERN NEW GUINEA - NOW OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS WEST PAPUA - AGAINST MILITARY THREATS FROM INDONESIA IS THE PAPUAN BATTALION AT PRESENT TRAINING AT MANOKWARI CAMP.FILM SHOT JANUARY 13 SHOWS SOME OF THE BATTALION'S PAPUAN RECRUITS ON THE PARADE GROUND AND DURING DRILL.

    FORMED IN FEBRUARY 1961 AND ESTABLISHED AT MANOKWARI ON NOVEMBER 18, 1961, THE BATTALION WILL BE BUILT UP TO A STRENGTH OF 500 RECRUITS ONCE CAMP ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES ARE COMPLETED.COMPLETION IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1963.

    PAPUANS VOLUNTEERING FOR THE BATTALION, ALL AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 20, MUST BE HEALTHY, UNMARRIED, AND HAVE AT LEAST 3 YEARS' EDUCATIONAL TRAINING.THEIR 3-YEAR SERVICE PERIOD.INCLUDES, INSTRUCTION IN SOCIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS.

    LED BY 9 OFFICERS UNDER THE COMMAND OF MARINE COLONEL VAN HEUVEN, THE BATTALION AT PRESENT CONSISTS OF 30 EUROPEAN NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, 20 PRIVATES 1ST CLASS, AND 200 PAPUAN RECRUITS REPRESENTING NINE TRIBES FROM ALL OVER WEST NEW GUINEA.THEY ARE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS, INCLUDING ROMAN CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS AND MOHAMMEDANS WHO ALL ATTEND SEPARATE RELIGIOUS SERVICES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADPOHG5BGIN1KV01AUEUEZ77VA
    Media URN:
    VLVADPOHG5BGIN1KV01AUEUEZ77VA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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