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Soldier in the Sun -

First transmitted in 1964, this informational programme, shot in Aden (Yemen) during the state of emergency, follows the Army fighting against increasingly violent insurgents.

First transmitted in 1964, this informational programme follows the British Army in Aden (Yemen) during the state of emergency in 1964. Aden is one of the last outposts of the British Empire and a strategic part of the Arabian Gulf guarding access to the trade routes that flow through the Suez Canal. The British colony has become a hotbed of insurgency, and the film follows British troops as they try to keep order in an increasingly violent mountainous region from where the insurgents regularly attack the Port area.

  • Broadcast on BBC One, 7:30PM Wed, 7 Oct 1964
  • Available until 12:00AM Fri, 1 Jan 2038
  • First broadcast BBC One, 7:30PM Wed, 7 Oct 1964
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  • Duration 25 minutes

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