The airlift of emergency supplies for Bengal began in earnest from Britain today (Tuesday, June 8th).
GV & SV Royal Air Force transport aircraft loaded with supplies
SCU INT. Aircraft supplies lashed down (5 shots)
SVs EXT. Supplies loaded onto aircraft by conveyor belt
Initials SGM/0337 SGM/0347
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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.