• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS, STATIONED IN OUTPOSTS IN THE RUGGED JUNGLES OF SARAWAK, ARE HAVING SUPPLIES AIR-DROPPED TO THEM BY THE R.

  • Description

    1.
    LS R.A.F. PLANES AT KUCHING AIRPORT (2 SHOTS)
    11 ft

    2.
    MLS SUPPLIES LOADED INTO PLANE (2 SHOTS)
    23 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS SUPPLIES IN PLANE
    26 ft

    4.
    LS AERIAL V RUGGED JUNGLE
    28 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS CREW PREPARE TO DROP SUPPLIES
    32 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU SUPPLIES DROPPED
    36 ft

    7.
    LS AERIAL V. JUNGLE
    40 ft

    8.
    MS SUPPLIES IN PLANE (2 SHOTS)
    43 1/2 ft

    9.
    CU SUPPLIES DROPPED
    45 ft

    10.
    LS AERIAL V. JUNGLE
    48 ft



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    Background: BRITISH TROOPS, STATIONED IN OUTPOSTS IN THE RUGGED JUNGLES OF SARAWAK, ARE HAVING SUPPLIES AIR-DROPPED TO THEM BY THE R.A.F.

    THE TROOPS, MAINLY MEN OF THE 40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS, ARE PATROLLING NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORDER, PARTICULARLY IN THE TEBEDU AREA, 60 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KUCHING, ITS CAPITAL, RECENTLY ATTACKED BY ARMED BANDITS.

    THE SUPPLIES RANGE FROM FOODSTUFFS TO AMMUNITION.BARBED WIRE IS ALSO BEING AIRLIFTED.

    THE MARINES WERE RECENTLY JOINED BY GURKHA TROOPS SHIPPED FROM ANOTHER DISTRICT OF SARAWAK AND SOME 500 MEN OF THE QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDERS FROM SINGAPORE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAV7ZB0IL8M16WK4T2WUC70XLW
    Media URN:
    VLVAV7ZB0IL8M16WK4T2WUC70XLW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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