• Short Summary

    AFTER A MAJOR TRUCK ACCIDENT IN A REMOTE PART OF ETHIOPIA, A BRITISH ARMY DOCTOR AND NORWEGIAN MEDICAL STAFF FROM A LUTHERIAN MISSION WORKED SIDE BY SIDE TO SAVE THE 21 SERIOUSLY WOUNDED VICTIMS.

  • Description

    AFTER A MAJOR TRUCK ACCIDENT IN A REMOTE PART OF ETHIOPIA, A BRITISH ARMY DOCTOR AND NORWEGIAN MEDICAL STAFF FROM A LUTHERIAN MISSION WORKED SIDE BY SIDE TO SAVE THE 21 SERIOUSLY WOUNDED VICTIMS.

    THE BRITISH DOCTOR, CAPTAIN, ROGER TAMLYN, WAS ATTACHED TO A UNITED KINGDOM ARMY BRIDGE-BUILDING TEAM IN THE MEGALE AREA WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO ASSIST FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT WHICH KILLED FOUR PEOPLE AND WOUNDED THE OTHER PASSENGERS WHEN A TRUCK ROLLED OVER.

    THE WOUNDED, MANY OF THEM CHILDREN, WERE TAKEN TO A NEARBY NORWEGIAN MISSION WHOSE OWN DOCTOR WAS ON LEAVE. --- HIS FIRST IN FIVE YEARS. CAPTAIN TAMLYN WORKED WITH THREE LUTHERIAN SISTERS DURING 48 HOURS OF GRUELLING EMERGENCY OPERATIONS.

    ENGINEERS FROM THE BRITISH ARMY UNIT DONATED BLOOD TO AID THE INJURED. MEGALE IS ONE OF THE MOST BACKWARD AREAS IN ETHIOPIA AND WITHOUT CAPTAIN TAMLYN'S HELP MANY OF THE ACCIDENT VICTIMS WOULD HAVE DIED.

    WHEN THE NORWEGIAN DOCTOR WHO RUNS THE MISSION, DR. ERNST WOLD FROM OSLO, RETURNED TO MEGALE THE PATIENTS WERE WELL ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY.

    DR. WOLD TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO WARMLY THANK THE 30-YEAR-OLD BRITISH DOCTOR FOR HIS WORK. THE NORWEGIAN MISSION HAS BEEN IN MEGALE, WHICH IS 360 MILES (580 KMS) SOUTH OF ADDIS ABABA, FOR MANY YEARS. ONE OF THE NURSES, SISTER BERTE, HAS WORKED THERE FOR TWENTY YEARS.

    THE BRITISH ARMY ENGINEERING TEAM TO WHICH CAPTAIN TAMLYN BELONGED, WAS WORKING ON A BRIDGE SCHEME NEARBY WHICH WAS RECENTLY OPENED BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF2BFOX7KPG6OFBU6LVYUQ2MYY
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2BFOX7KPG6OFBU6LVYUQ2MYY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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