• Short Summary

    THIS FILM SHOWS THE YEMEN'S ROYALIST FORCES IN ACTION AGAINST THE RULING REPUBLICANS. IT HAS?

  • Description

    THIS FILM SHOWS THE YEMEN'S ROYALIST FORCES IN ACTION AGAINST THE RULING REPUBLICANS. IT HAS NATURAL SOF ALMOST THROUGHOUT, TOGETHER WITH DUBBED MUSICAL SOF EFFECTS. ON MONDAY, TALKS ARE DUE TO OPEN IN THE YEMEN AIMED AT RESTORING PEACE IN THE WAR-RAVAGED REPUBLIC. A CEASEFIRE IS NOW IN EFFECT.

    IT WAS JUST OVER TWO YEARS AGO, IN SEPTEMBER 1962, THAT REPUBLICANS, WITH ALLEGED EGYPTIAN BACKING, SEIZED POWER. THE IMAM, WHO HAD JUST TAKEN OVER FROM HIS DEAD FATHER, WAS FORCED TO FLEE. SINCE THEN, HE AND A FAITHFUL BAND OF TRIBESMEN HAVE WAGED WAR AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS AND THE SOVIET-BUILT EGYPTIAN BOMBERS.

    THE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT FROM CAVES, HIGH UP ROCKY MOUNTAINS, ALONG DEEP RAVINES WHERE NO WATER HAS PASSED IN CENTURIES, AND ACROSS WIND-SWEPT DESERT WASTES. A DEFIANT WAR IN THE WILDERNESS, AS ONE REPORTER PUT IT.

    THEY HAD THEIR SUCCESSES, BUT GRADUALLY THE MIGHT OF THE EGYPTIAN-BACKED REPUBLICANS PUSHED THEM BACK INTO THE NORTH OF THE REPUBLIC. SAUDI ARABIA PROVIDED ARMS, THE RED CROSS MEDICAL FACILITIES. BOMBERS BLITZED PRO-ROYALIST VILLAGES, FORCING THEM FURTHER ON THE RETREAT. OCCASIONALLY, A FORAY INTO THE DESERT YIELDED A BATCH OF PRISONERS.

    A DISENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT WAS REACHED THROUGH UNITED NATIONS MEDIATION LATE LAST YEAR. BUT THE FIGHTING WENT ON, WITH THE IMAM DETERMINED AS EVER TO RULE THE COUNTRY. IT WAS A LOSING BATTLE. TODAY, THE REPUBLICANS CLAIM TO CONTROL MORE THAN 90 PER CENT OF THE REPUBLIC.

    NOW COMES THE CEASEFIRE, REACHED DURING SECRET TALKS IN SUDAN EARLIER THIS MONTH. (THE IMAM CLAIMS THAT THE REPUBLICAN HAVE VIOLATED IT WITH 180 AIR RAIDS SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED).

    REPORTS TODAY (FRIDAY) SAID THAT DEMANDS BY ROYALIST FORCES MIGHT DELAY THE OPENING. THEY ARE SAID TO BE INSISTENT THAT THEY FIRST KNOW WHICH DELEGATES WILL BE REPRESENTING THE REPUBLICANS. BOTH SIDES, TOO, HAVE STILL TO AGREE ON THE SITE OF THE TALKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAWPMWK19UKA6CWZD5SZAQCGZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAWPMWK19UKA6CWZD5SZAQCGZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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