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Arrival Of Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders In British Guiana (1953)

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Published on Apr 13, 2014

Atkinson Field Wharf, British Guiana.




Enclosed newspaper clipping states the first battalion of the Scottish regiment of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders landed at two points in the colony. Nearly 700 travelled up the Demerara River on the Saguenay Terminals bauxite ship Sunjarv (formerly the Sunray).




LS. "Sunjarv" approaching Wharf (2 shots). MCU. Children of local white people waving. LS. Reverse angle, showing ship coming in. LS. Pan, troops on rail of ship. LS. Handful of people watching arrival of ship. MS. and CU. The pipes and drums come off first. LS. Pipers in foreground and troops disembarking. CUs. Drummers and pipes (2 shots). CU. Troops coming ashore. (2 shots). MS. and CUs. As Troops march from Wharf to barracks in Atkinson Field. LS. Native women and babies watch as troops march past. CU. Mothers and babies. LS. Troops marching and local children (on back of lorry) wave to them. CU. of children. LS. Women watch pipe band march past.




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