• Short Summary

    HIGH ABOVE THE TOWERING HIMALAYAN PEAKS, A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY FLEW ON A SUPPLY DROP TO INDIAN TROOPS IN THE WINDSWEPT REGION OF LADAKH, SCENE OF FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIAN AND CHINESE TROOPS IN THE RECENT BORDER DISPUTE.

  • Description

    LADAKH, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER, INDIA

    AV FLYING OVER SNOW COVERED MOUNTAINS EN ROUTE TO LADAKH
    SCU PILOT IN COCKPIT
    AV OVER SNOW PEAKS (2 SHOTS)
    GV LADAKHS RIDING HORSES
    GV LEH.
    GV PAN FROM STREET TO THE OLD PALACE OF LEH
    GV PAN FROM BUILDING AND PEOPLE IN STREET, TO NEW MONASTERY BUILDING
    LV PAN DITTO
    SCU TWO BUDDHIST'S ON STEPS (2 SHOTS)
    SV WOMEN WEAVING AT THE WEAVING CENTRE
    CU DITTO PAN DOWN TO FOOT OPERATED WEAVERS
    CU PAN TWO CHILDREN
    SCU YAKS ALONG STREET
    GV DITTO
    SV FROM MEN TO WOMEN AT BAZZAR
    SCU MAN SMOKES HIS BUBBLE PIPE
    GV POLO MATCH PLAY
    SCU ONLOOKERS BEAT DRUMS AS GOAL IS SCORED
    CU OLD MAN CAMERA SHY
    GV GAME CONTINUES
    GV CROWD AT MEN'S DANCE
    SCU MEN IN COLOURFUL DRESS ENTER
    SCU PAN OVER MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE GATHERED TO WATCH THIS COLOURFUL EVENT
    CU MEN AND WOMEN DANCING
    SV MEN BEATING DRUMS
    CU WOMAN
    SV DANCERS MOVING VERY SLOW
    SCU ONLOOKERS
    GV BUSY STREET SCENE, WITH BUILDINGS IN B/G
    CU PAN TO GV FROM BUDDHA TO BUILDINGS

    Initials PGR-JNT/DR/V/AW/PC JNT/DR/V/AW/SGM-PC
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HIGH ABOVE THE TOWERING HIMALAYAN PEAKS, A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY FLEW ON A SUPPLY DROP TO INDIAN TROOPS IN THE WINDSWEPT REGION OF LADAKH, SCENE OF FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIAN AND CHINESE TROOPS IN THE RECENT BORDER DISPUTE.
    THE INDIAN ARMY IS MOVING UP SUPPLIES TO STRENGTHEN MILITARY OUTPOSTS THROUGHOUT THE RUGGED TERRITORY, STILL IN WINTER'S ICY GRIP.TROOPS TRAINING FOR MOUNTAIN COMBAT ARE BECOMING ACCLIMATIZED IN A REGION SO HIGH THAT THE RAREFIED AIR LEAVES A MAN GASPING AT THE SLIGHTEST EXERTION.
    LEH, CAPITAL OF LADAKH, LIES 11,500 FT.(ABOUT 3,660 METRES) ABOVE SEA LEVEL, A CITY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN CONTRASTS.THE PRESENCE OF AIRCRAFT TOGETHER WITH THE MOVEMENT OF TROOPS AND MODERN EQUIPMENT HAS FOCUSED ATTENTION ON THE CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF LOCAL INHABITANTS.
    AUTHORITIES IN LEH HAVE ESTABLISHED A WEAVING AND HANDICRAFTS CENTRE, WHILE STILL PRESERVING THE AGE-OLD LADAKHI ARTS, EVIDENCE OF WHICH IS SEEN AT THE NUMEROUS BUDDHIST MONASTERIES IN LADAKH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36FBW0L8SSAAP93QU5CLJMMWN
    Media URN:
    VLVA36FBW0L8SSAAP93QU5CLJMMWN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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