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    HUNDREDS OF AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH TROOPS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THROUGH THICK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY NEAR SINGLETON.SUPPORTED?

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    Background: HUNDREDS OF AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH TROOPS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THROUGH THICK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY NEAR SINGLETON.SUPPORTED BY AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS THE TROOPS HAVE STAGED SKIRMISHES AND AMBUSHES AS PART OF "OPERATION SKY HIGH".

    THE BASE HOSPITAL IS EQUIPPED TO MEET ANY EMERGENCY AND HAS TWO HUNDRED BEDS.IT'S SUPPORTED BY A CASUALTY CLEARING STATION ON A SITE WHICH ALSO HOLDS A CANVAS CINEMA, AND HUGE TENTS WITH SUPPLIES, AMMUNITION AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE ARMY IN THE FIELD.DEFENCE FORCES AT THE BASE HAVE ALSO BEEN EXERCISING AGAINST INSURGENTS, WHO BROKE THROUGH THE LINES TO THE NORTH.

    THE ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES ARE POLISHING UP COUNTER AMBUSH TECHNIQUES IN THE BUSH NEAR SINGLETON.OPERATION SKY HIGH WILL CONTINUE UNDER FULL PRESSURE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MS43HA9KN0PXH378UJOL24AX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MS43HA9KN0PXH378UJOL24AX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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