• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY-ARRIVED THIRD BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, RECENTLY HAS THEIR FIRST TASTE OF THE MALAYAN JUNGLE WHEN THEY WENT ON AN EXERCISE IN THE DEEP JUNGLE SOUTH OF MALAYA WHERE BRITAIN AND MALAYAN TROOPS FOUGHT THE COMMUNIST TERRORISTS DURING THE EMERGENCY.

  • Description

    THE NEWLY-ARRIVED THIRD BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, RECENTLY HAS THEIR FIRST TASTE OF THE MALAYAN JUNGLE WHEN THEY WENT ON AN EXERCISE IN THE DEEP JUNGLE SOUTH OF MALAYA WHERE BRITAIN AND MALAYAN TROOPS FOUGHT THE COMMUNIST TERRORISTS DURING THE EMERGENCY.

    THE THIRD BATTALION ARRIVED HERE A FEW MONTHS AGO RELIEVING THE SECOND BATTALION ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT.

    AFTER CUTTING THEIR WAY THROUGH DENSE JUNGLE FOR TWO DAYS, THE BATTALION REACHED A POINT WHERE THEY SET UP DEEP DEFENSIVE POSITIONS. TO KEEP CONTROL OF THEIR GROUND OFF THE IMAGINARY ENEMY, CONSTANT RECONNAISSANCE AND FIGHTING PATROLS WERE CONTINUALLY PATROLLING THE AREA.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE, NAMED "D", WAS TO INITIATE THE SOLDIERS TO THE MALAYAN JUNGLE AND TO FAMILIARISE THEM WITH THE CONDITIONS, SUCH AS SHORTAGE OF WATER, DIFFICULTIES OF RATIONING, COMMUNICATIONS, RAIN AND MUD AND THE RAID THEY WOULD BE LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER IN THIS TYPE OF WARFARE.

    THEY APPROACHED THEIR TASKS WITH VIGOUR AND ENTHUSIASM DESPITE THE HEAT, RAIN AND THE GENERAL TRYING CONDITIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIGG0U2AVHSYWZRRMZT0SKA6O
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIGG0U2AVHSYWZRRMZT0SKA6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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