• Short Summary

    COMMONWEALTH TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) EXERCISE IN THAILAND ARE SENDING OUT MEDICAL TEAMS INTO REMOTE AREAS.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS COL. A. B. STRETTON GIVES ORDERS TO AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    CU - DO. -
    7 ft

    3.
    MS BRITISH SOLDIERS MOVE AWAY
    10 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS ARMY LAND-ROVER ARRIVES IN A VILLAGE WITH MEDICAL SUPPLIES
    14 ft

    5.
    MCU MEDICAL MEN ENTER HOUSE
    17 ft

    6.
    MCU SICK THAI CHILD RECEIVES MEDICAL AID
    21 1/2 ft

    7.
    CU SICK CHILD
    24 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS SOLDIER TAKING OUT MEDICAL SUPPLIES FROM LAND-ROVER (2 SHOTS)
    33 ft

    9.
    LS SOLDIER STEPS OUT OF HOUSE AFTER TREATING SICK CHILD
    40 1/2 ft

    10.
    LS SOLDIERS HELPING TO FIX SCHOOL GATE (2 SHOTS)
    45 ft

    11.
    MS SOLDIER AND TWO THAI GIRLS LOOK ON
    46 ft

    12.
    MS SOLDIER LEVELLING SCHOOL-GROUND WITH TRACTOR (2 SHOTS)
    52 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/MK/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: COMMONWEALTH TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) EXERCISE IN THAILAND ARE SENDING OUT MEDICAL TEAMS INTO REMOTE AREAS.

    THIS MEDICAL AID PROGRAMME IS A MOST IMPORTANT PHASE OF SEATO'S GROUND-DEFENSE EXERCISE.

    LED BY THEIR MEDICAL OFFICERS, THE MEDICAL ORDERLIES, ACCOMPANIED BY A THAI INTERPRETER, ARE TREATING VILLAGERS FOR STOMACH AILMENTS, CHEST AND SKIN DISEASES AND A HOST OF OTHER MINOR COMPLAINTS.IN THE UBOL PROVINCE.

    THE TEAMS, SURROUNDED BY VILLAGE DOGS AND SMALL CHILDREN, ARE GIVING OUT PILLS AND LOTIONS AND ADMINISTERING INJECTIONS TO ANYONE WHO COMES ALONG FOR TREATMENT.

    AT ONE STAGE, THE MEN HAD BEEN WORKING IN A HUT WHERE THE STERILISERS HAD TO BE BOILED OVER A CHARCOAL FIRE AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS WAY OVER ONE HUNDRED DEGREES.

    ANOTHER TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS HELPED TO REPAIR THE GATES OF A SCHOOL AND THE LEVELLING OF A PLAY-GROUND.

    EXERCISE "THANARAT" IS BEING HELD OVER A WIDE AREA OF THAILAND INVOLVING THOUSANDS OF TROOPS FROM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.ALL THESE TROOPS ALONG WITH FOURTEEN THOUSAND MEN OF THE ROYAL THAI ARMY WILL BE CARRYING OUT MANOEUVRES UNTIL THE END OF JUNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5826YWHBRNM3TMCQ7SI7FLGH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5826YWHBRNM3TMCQ7SI7FLGH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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