• Short Summary

    The Ceylonese Government has set Saturday, May 1st, as the deadline for the surrender of self-styled "Che Guevarist" insurgents.

  • Description

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    GV Army camp at Matara.
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    2.
    SV Sentry ( 2 shots )
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    3.
    LV Jeeps outside barracks
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    4.
    CU Officer pointing at map. ( 3 shots )
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    SV Helicopter blades whirring.
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    Aerial as helicopter takes off.
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    CU Pilot
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    Aerial view jungled mountains ( 2 shots )
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    9.
    CU Pilot.
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    10.
    Aerial view townships. ( 2 shots )
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    Initials CO.15.58 TH/DE/CO/16.09



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Ceylonese Government has set Saturday, May 1st, as the deadline for the surrender of self-styled "Che Guevarist" insurgents. Meanwhile, as the amnesty approaches, Government forces are continuing their hunt for the guerrillas on the ground and from the air.

    The air operations are centred on Matara, a coastal town in the south. Many guerrillas are still holding out in this region. Helicopters provided by the Indian Air Force police the area, and will be used to drop leaflets calling on the guerrillas to surrender. They are promised reasonable treatment in rehabilitation centres if they do capitulate.

    For Visnews Willie Phua flew on one helicopter mission over the region.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7K1STE4YSPBPUXE9O2LUSBF4F
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K1STE4YSPBPUXE9O2LUSBF4F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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