• Short Summary

    ONE COMPANY OF GURKHAS WAS AIRLIFTED TO SUNGAI ANGKUAT IN PURSUIT OF A PARTY OF TEN ARMED BANDITS WHO ARE ROAMING AIMLESSLY IN THE JUNGLE IN SEARCH OF FOOD.

  • Description

    ONE COMPANY OF GURKHAS WAS AIRLIFTED TO SUNGAI ANGKUAT IN PURSUIT OF A PARTY OF TEN ARMED BANDITS WHO ARE ROAMING AIMLESSLY IN THE JUNGLE IN SEARCH OF FOOD.

    THREE GURKHAS WERE RUSHED HERE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM A TERRORIST, WHO WAS CAPTURED BY AN IBAN HEADMAN RECENTLY.THE IBAN WAS REWARDED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    THE PRISONER WAS A MEMBER OF A PARTY OF TEN WHICH MANAGED TO RE-GROUP AFTER THE BATTLE WITH THE GURKHAS ON SEPTEMBER 2.THE PARTY INCLUDED THREE CHINESE AND SEVERAL INDONESIAN NATIONALS.THEY ABANDONED THE PRISONER BECAUSE HE WAS TOO WEAK TO KEEP UP WITH THEM.THEY ARE IN A PATHETIC STATE AND HAD NOT EATEN FOR FIVE OR SIX DAYS.

    THE ONLY WEAPONS THE GROUP HAS ARE A BREN-GUN AND TWO STEN-GUNS.THEY HAD HEARD THE VOICE-AIRCRAFT WHICH FLEW OVER THE AREA CALLING ON THEM TO SURRENDER AND THEY UNDERSTOOD THE MESSAGE BUT WERE TOO NUMBED AND WEAK TO DO ANYTHING MORE THAN JUST CONTINUE TO WANDER AIMLESSLY IN SEARCH OF FOOD.

    MEANWHILE, SEVERAL IBAN LONGHOUSES NEAR A RIVER IN THE JUNGLE BORDERING INDONESIAN BORNEO AND SARAWAK HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER TEMPORARILY BY GURKHA TROOPS.THE OCCUPANTS HAVE MOVED ELSEWHERE FOLLOWING RAIDS BY BANDS OF INDONESIANS ARMED WITH 303 BRITISH-MADE RIFLES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMAU90YLYTTJTEUZL5XPNFUI8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMAU90YLYTTJTEUZL5XPNFUI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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