• Short Summary

    BRITAIN HAS INCREASED HER MILITARY STRENGTH IN MALAYSIA WITH A SQUADRON OF VICTOR BOMBERS -- EQUIPPED WITH NUCLEAR ARMAMENT.

  • Description

    1.
    LS PARKED BOMBERS
    3 ft

    2.
    MS TECHNICIANS AT WORK ON BOMBER (THREE SHOTS)
    10 ft

    3.
    LS GENERATORS FOR CHARGING ENGINES OF BOMBERS
    12 ft

    4.
    MS TECHNICIANS AT WORK (FOUR SHOTS)
    19 ft

    5.
    LS GENERATOR AND CHARGEHANDS NEAR BOMBER
    21 ft

    6.
    MS MAN GIVES OK SIGN
    22 ft

    7.
    MS PREPARING BOMBER FOR FLIGHT
    24 ft

    8.
    LS GENERATOR BEING WHEELED OFF (TWO SHOTS)
    27 ft

    9.
    MS PILOTS TOWARDS BOMBER AND CLIMB IN
    39 ft

    10.
    LS BOMBER TAKING OFF
    42 1/2 ft

    11.
    MS BOMBER IN FLIGHT
    46 ft

    12.
    MS FLIGHT OVER SEA (THREE SHOTS)
    56 ft

    13.
    CU OVER JUNGLE
    61 ft

    14.
    LS OVER SEA AGAIN (THREE SHOTS)
    69 ft

    15.
    LS (TOP VIEW) BOMBER IN FLIGHT
    72 1/2 ft

    16.
    MLS BOMBER OVER EAST COAST OF MALAYA
    76 1/2 ft

    17.
    LS TOWARD CLUSTER OF ISLANDS (TWO SHOTS)
    80 ft

    18.
    LS CLUSTER OF ISLANDS
    86 ft

    19.
    LS BOMBER LANDS AT BASE; PARACHUTE OPENS (TWO SHOTS)
    91 1/2 ft

    20.
    LS BOMBER TAXIING IN (THREE SHOTS)
    97 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN HAS INCREASED HER MILITARY STRENGTH IN MALAYSIA WITH A SQUADRON OF VICTOR BOMBERS -- EQUIPPED WITH NUCLEAR ARMAMENT.THE BOMBERS ARE BASED SOMEWHERE IN SINGAPORE FOR EMERGENCY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TENSE INDONESIAN-MALAYSIAN SITUATION.

    THE BOMBERS CAME FROM BRITAIN BECAUSE OR REPORTS OF AN INDONESIAN MILITARY BUILD-UP ALONG THE 900-MILE FRONTIER BETWEEN INDONESIAN BORNEO AND THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK.

    IT IS THOUGHT BY MALAYSIAN AND BRITISH AUTHORITIES THAT BUILD-UP HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE BEFORE CHRISTMAS LAST YEAR.

    HIGHLY SKILLED ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICIANS ARE OPERATING AND MAINTAINING THE ULTRA-MODERN STRIKE BOMBERS.A STRICT SECURITY CLAMP HAS BEEN IMPOSED ON THE BOMBERS AT THE BASE.

    IN A NON-STOP FLIGHT TO DEMONSTRATES THEIR STRIKE ABILITY, THE BOMBERS FLEW OVER THE SOUTH-EASTERN COAST OF MALAYA AND OVER A CLUSTER OF ISLANDS ON THE WEST, WHERE INDONESIANS INFILTRATED IN THE PAST MONTHS.THE PATROL DUTIES OF THESE BOMBERS ARE A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET.

    THE TENSE SITUATION HAS ALSO URGED BRITAIN TO DISCUSS WITH AUSTRALIA THE POSSIBILITY OF A V-BOMBER BASE IN DARWIN, NORTH OF AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6CER4IK4UC29ZRJG64LTNNFRW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CER4IK4UC29ZRJG64LTNNFRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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