• Short Summary

    A FORMER BRITISH SOLDIER DESCRIBED HIS PART IN THE ALLEGED JUNGLE MASSACRE OF CHINESE SUSPECTS IN MALYA 21 YEARS AGO WHEN INTERVIEWED ON TELEVISION IN LONDON LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    A FORMER BRITISH SOLDIER DESCRIBED HIS PART IN THE ALLEGED JUNGLE MASSACRE OF CHINESE SUSPECTS IN MALYA 21 YEARS AGO WHEN INTERVIEWED ON TELEVISION IN LONDON LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY).

    MR ALAN TUPPEN SAID THAT HE WAS ONLY 18 AND UNDER THE STRICT DISCIPLINE OF THE SCOTS GUARDS AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT -- NOW THE SUBJECT OF A HIGH-LEVEL INQUIRY BY THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE.

    THE MASSACRE CHARGES, FIRST LEVELLED BY A BRITISH SUNDAY NEWSPAPER LAST WEEKEND ALLEGED THAT 25 SUSPECTED COMMUNIST GUERILLAS WERE GUNNED DOWN AT AN UNNAMED MALAYAN VILLAGE IN 1948 BY SOLDIERS OF THE SECOND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS THE OFFICIAL STORY WAS THAT THE SUSPECTS WERE SHOT WHEN THEY RAN AWAY FROM THE BRITISH PATROL AS THEY WERE TAKEN FOR INTERROGATION.

    MR TUPPEN, HOWEVER, STATED THAT AN ORDER WAS GIVEN FOR SOLDIERS TO FALL OUT OF LINE IF THEY DID NOT ANT TO GO AHEAD WITH THE SHOOTING HE DESCRIBED HIS OWN CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE AT THE TIME:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAERJQ38GPBQHB9A8H5FWVBUR9V
    Media URN:
    VLVAERJQ38GPBQHB9A8H5FWVBUR9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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