• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS HAVE TIGHTENED THEIR GRIP AGAINST ANTI-GOVERNMENT REBELS ON THE OIL-RICH SULTANATE OF BRUNEI BUT THEY NOW FACE LONG AND COSTLY MOPPING UP OPERATIONS.

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    BRITISH TROOPS HAVE TIGHTENED THEIR GRIP AGAINST ANTI-GOVERNMENT REBELS ON THE OIL-RICH SULTANATE OF BRUNEI BUT THEY NOW FACE LONG AND COSTLY MOPPING UP OPERATIONS.

    MOST OF THE HARD-CORE REBELS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE ESCAPED INTO JUNGLE IN BRUNEI AND NEIGHBOURING PARTS OF SARAWAK, AND THE TASK OF TRACKING THEM DOWN IN RUGGED BORDER REGIONS IS LIKELY TO BE DIFFICULT.

    BRITISH CASUALTIES IN THE CAMPAIGN NOW TOTAL SEVEN KILLED AND 23 WOUNDED. FIVE OF THE DEAD WERE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS KILLED IN A BATTLE NEAR THE BRUNEI BORDER. THEY WERE MEN OF THE 42ND COMMANDO BASED IN SINGAPORE, SENT TO BRUNEI OF TUESDAY.

    THEY WERE FLOWN IN BY A HERCULES TRANSPORT OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE, LANDING IN HEAVY RAIN. EQUIPMENT AND TRUCKS WERE UNLOADED SPEEDILY AND THE TROOPS WENT INTO ACTION WITHIN HOURS.

    THE SAME DAY, BRIGADIER A. G. PATERSON, COMMANDER OF THE 99TH GURKHA BRIGADE GROUP, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN BRUNEI TOWN TO OUTLINE THE ANTI-REBEL CAMPAIGN. HE HAD JUST RETURNED FROM SOUTHERN BRUNEI WHERE GURKHAS AND THE QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDERS WERE RETAKING THE IMPORTANT OIL TOWN OF SERIA.

    CAMERAMEN IN BRUNEI FILMED REBEL PRISONERS CAPTURED IN THE PAST FEW DAYS. THEY WERE BEING HELD UNDER CLOSE GUARD IN TENNIS COURT.

    MEANWHILE, BRUNEI TOWN, UNDER A 24-HOUR CURFEW, IS LIKE A GHOST TOWN. MOST HOUSES ARE SHUTTERED AND SILENT. TROOPS POSTED THROUGHOUT THE TOWN HAVE ORDERS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPZMV2L5N8ASDKWAPRF7Q7ZMS
    Media URN:
    VLVAPZMV2L5N8ASDKWAPRF7Q7ZMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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