• Short Summary

    A LUXURY CAMP FOR BIRTISH TROOPS IN ADEN. IT IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN LITTLE?

  • Description

    A LUXURY CAMP FOR BIRTISH TROOPS IN ADEN. IT IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN LITTLE ADEN - 20 MILES (32 KMS) FROM ADEN PROPER - AND WILL COST THE BRITISH TAXPAYER 7 MILLION STERLING.

    VIRTUALLY A NEW TOWN IS BEING CARVED OUT OF THE DESERT WILDERNESS IN THIS PART OF THE PROTECTORATE. ARCHITECT ALLAN KING HAS DRAWN UP A PLAN FOR A SELF-CONTAINED VILLAGE OF BARRACKS, HOUSES, SHOPPING CENTRE, SCHOOL, CHURCHES, HOSPITAL, SWIMMING POOLS AND EVEN A BOWLING ALLEY.

    IT WILL ALSO HAVE ADEN'S FIRST SEWAGE PLANT. ABOUT 2,000 WORKMEN ARE EMPLOYED ON THE PROJECT, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED WITHING 14 MONTSH.

    ALREADY, PART OF THE CAMP IS BEING OCCUPIED. MRS H. WELLS, THE WIFE OF A BRITISH SERVICEMEN, HAS MADE HERSELF AT HOME WITH HER FAMILY. SHE IS THE ONLY WOMAN SO FAR LIVING THERE.

    BRITAIN HAS 5,000 TROOPS IN ADEN, THE LAST BASE BETWEEN CYPRUS AND SINGAPORE. SOME OF THEM ARE FROM THE ROYAL ENGINEERS. THEY, TOO, HAVE MOVED INTO THE CAMP - OUT OF THE SEARING HEAT WHICH MAKES ADEN ONE OF THE HOTTEST PLACES ON EARTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVALO4IY6RPDU479P9I5QLUI1FG
    Media URN:
    VLVALO4IY6RPDU479P9I5QLUI1FG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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