• Short Summary

    The airlift of emergency supplies for Bengal began in earnest from Britain today (Tuesday, June 8th).

  • Description

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    GV & SV Royal Air Force transport aircraft loaded with supplies
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    2.
    SCU INT. Aircraft supplies lashed down (5 shots)
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    3.
    SVs EXT. Supplies loaded onto aircraft by conveyor belt
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    Initials SGM/0337 SGM/0347



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The airlift of emergency supplies for Bengal began in earnest from Britain today (Tuesday, June 8th). A Royal Air Force aircraft loaded 23 tons of medical supplies and equipment at an air station near London. Two other flights ware due to leave within a few hours.

    This was symbolic of the aid which was beginning to pour in from many corners of the world to Bengal which is struggling to cope with million s of refugees from East Pakistan, a cholera epidemic and other medical problems.

    Aid is on its way - or promised - from West Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Scandinavia, Yugoslavia, and other countries, as well as from the World Council of Churches and many charitable organisations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2KFMBE8UEX8Q97KSC4PTU3JK2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KFMBE8UEX8Q97KSC4PTU3JK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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