• Short Summary

    FILM HAS REACHED VISNEWS OF THE ISRAELI RAID ON KARAMEH. THE RAID ACCORDING TO THE?

  • Description

    1.
    LV BOMB EXPLOSION
    0.03

    2.
    GV EXPLOSIONS
    0.10

    3.
    LV & CV SMOKE
    0.18

    4.
    GV PAN ACROSS AREA
    0.21

    5.
    GV BURNING TRUCK
    0.27

    6.
    LV PAN ACROSS COUNTRY
    0.34

    7.
    SV BURNING LORRY
    0.37

    8.
    CU DITTO
    0.40

    9.
    CU DEAD MAN
    0.45

    10.
    SV DITTO
    0.53

    11.
    GV PAN KARAMEH AFTER ATTACK
    0.59

    12.
    SV WRECKED CAR
    1.04

    13.
    GV BURNT PETROL STATION
    1.10

    14.
    SV PAN ARMOURED CAR
    1.23

    15.
    SV ISRAELI TANK
    1.29

    16.
    CU BURNT BODY IN VEHICLE
    1.38

    17.
    SV TANK
    1.42

    18.
    GV WRECKED BUILDING (2 SHOTS)
    1.55

    19.
    GV INT. CLASSROOM
    2.01

    20.
    SV TALHOUNY INSPECTS DAMAGE
    2.18

    21.
    SV TALHOUNY INSPECTS TANK (2 SHOTS)
    2.27

    22.
    GTV FUNERAL PROCESSION
    2.36

    23.
    SV COFFINS BEING CARRIED
    2.43

    24.
    SV MOURNERS WITH FLOWERS
    2.48

    25.
    STV FUNERAL PROCESSION
    2.53



    Initials AA/VS/AS/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FILM HAS REACHED VISNEWS OF THE ISRAELI RAID ON KARAMEH. THE RAID ACCORDING TO THE ISRAELIS, WAS AIMED AT SMASHING AN ARAB GUERRILLA TRAINING CAMP. KING HUSSEIN SAID TODAY THAT HE COULDN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ARAB COMMANDO ACTIVITIES.HE DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT THE MASSIVE ISRAELI ATTACK WAS A "REPRISAL" RAID, BUT AIMED AT BREAKING ARAB RESISTANCE.

    THE 15 HOUR BATTLE BEGAN AT DAWN WHEN ISRAELI INFANTRY, TANKS AND ARTILLERY ADVANCED ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN IN THE WAKE OF AN ATTACK BY FIGHTER-BOMBERS. IT WAS THE MOST DEVASTATING ATTACK SINCE THE JUNE WAR.

    JORDANIAN TANKS MET THE ISRAELIS, AND FIERCE FIGHTING BROKE OUT FOR SEVERAL HOURS. JORDAN OUT ITS LOSSES AT 20 MEN KILLED, 65 WOUNDED. EQUIPMENT LOSSES WERE 10 TANKS, 10 VEHICLES OF VARIOUS TYPES, AND TWO GUNS.

    THE DAY AFTER THE RAID, JORDANIAN PRIME MINISTER BAHJET TALHOUNI TOURS THE BATTLE AREA. EVIDENCE OF THE ISRAELI AIR ATTACKS COULD BE SEEN ON HILLS POCKMARKED BY SHELL AND ROCKET EXPLOSIONS, AND IN BOMBED-OUT JORDANIAN VEHICLES AT THE ROADSIDE.

    THE RETREATING ISRAELIS LEFT BEHIND SEVERAL VEHICLES. THE ISRAELIS PUT THEIR OWN LOSSES AT 11 DEAD AND ABOUT 50 WOUNDED. AMONG THE VEHICLES LOST BEHIND WERE TWO CENTURION TANKS, TWO TRUCKS, AND A JEEP. THE SHELLS OF BURNING OIL AND EXPLOSIVES HUNG IN THE AIR AS THE PRIME MINISTER, MINISTERS AND NEWSMEN TOURED THE AREA. AT ONE POINT CURIOUS CIVIL AND JORDANIAN SOLDIERS CLUSTERED AROUND A TANK WITH THE CHARRED BODY OF ITS ISRAELI DRIVER STILL INSIDE.

    THE JORDANIAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE ACTION WERE GIVEN A HERO'S FUNERAL BEFORE BEING BURIED IN THE MARTYRS CEMETERY IN AMMAN. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JOINED IN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION ON ITS FOUR-MILE (7 KILOMETRE) ROUTE SOUTH OF THE CITY FOR THE BURIAL WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS.

    SEVERAL MINISTERS AND HEADS OF ARAB DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS WERE REPRESENTED AT THE FUNERAL WHICH WAS ALSO A DEMONSTRATION CALLING FOR THE LIBERATION OF LAND OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL. THE MOURNERS CHANTED "OUR MARTYRS DIED FOR JUSTICE" AS THEY MARCHED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAT3QN7GRHHD2G9WK1GQ11N2JM
    Media URN:
    VLVAT3QN7GRHHD2G9WK1GQ11N2JM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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