Thursday, June 16, 2011

1965 Video Interview with Head Mistress of PNG School,Gangtok Miss Martha Hamilton of Edinburg

Report on the military tension on the border between Sikkim and China reveals the vulnerability of the small Indian protectorate. Film of a few Chinese soldiers with cameras gives no indication of the size of the enemy forces. King Palden Thondup Namgyal assumes that Chinese wish to tie down Indian troops away from the Pakistan border. Chinese would however have little difficulty in invading this backward Buddhist Kingdom where schoolchildren (at the Scottish Mission) are taught air raid drill and where adults appear disaffected with their ruler and resentful of their Indian protectors.

Date: 29/09/1965

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