• Short Summary

    Ninety-seven evacuees from Jordan arrived at Nicosia airport on Thursday afternoon (24 September) abroad two specially chartered aircraft.

  • Description

    1.
    MV Plane taxiis
    0.05

    2.
    SV Evacuees out of plane
    0.11

    3.
    CU Boy speaks (SOUND ON FILM)
    0.37

    4.
    SCU Boy shows souvenirs
    1.34


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: BOY: "We saw quite a lot of dead."



    INTERVIEWER. "Where, outside your house?"



    BOY: "Yes, the ambulances came and collected them."



    INTERVIEWER: "A man came to collect them?"



    BOY: "Yes."



    INTERVIEWER: "Did the soldiers come in to your house at all or where..."



    BOY: "The guards from the embassy came to see how we were and then we said we were fine, and then after that it was OK."



    INTERVIEWER: "Are these the souvenirs you've collected?"



    BOY: "Yes."



    INTERVIEWER: "What's this?"



    BOY: "Bullets."



    INTERVIEWER: "What's this one?"



    BOY: "End of a mortar and also I've got..."



    INTERVIEWER: "What else have you got?"



    BOY: "I've got this."



    INTERVIEWER: "Where did you find these?"



    BOY: "Oh, we went around corners and there were hundreds of bullets on the floor...(indistinct)



    INTERVIEWER: "You picked these up and you're going to keep them as souvenirs?"



    BOY: "Yes, we went to the King one day and we found a lot round there."



    INTERVIEWER: "You went the King's palace, went into the palace?"



    BOY: "Well, he invited us there so we went there and we looked around the place and found lots of bullets and that, so I've got only a few more and here's a few I've got that are all the same."




    Initials MF/GNS/OS/052 MF/GNS/OS/057



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ninety-seven evacuees from Jordan arrived at Nicosia airport on Thursday afternoon (24 September) abroad two specially chartered aircraft.

    One British schoolboy, eight-year-old Anthony Hays, proudly opened his school-bag to show reporters a collection of souvenirs of the past week fighting in Amman - machine gun bullet, cannot shells and mortar fins.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1A2EUAHHQ9UY4FWUXQY9QV1CU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1A2EUAHHQ9UY4FWUXQY9QV1CU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (1)

  1. TonyHays says

    Cant believe I've just found this clip of me, school bag full of mortar fins, shell casings etc I'd ditched my school work in favour of of these items.
    Dad had remained behind at the Embassy in Amman, he received the BEM for his efforts. I received a small painted lead Jordanian Soldier from Colonel Timbrell on the same day as Dad was awarded. Loved Jordan, amazing memories.

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