• Short Summary

    RAF Britannias began flying 600 British troops to Kenya July 27 - a precautionary measure to reinforce the military reserves there.

  • Description

    RAF Britannias began flying 600 British troops to Kenya July 27 - a precautionary measure to reinforce the military reserves there. The first of the 600 - men from the First Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment - set off from their barracks at Colchester Essex for the airlift from Lyneham Airport, Wiltshire.

    Meanwhile U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld left Brussels for the Congo where the U.N. Force already totals 9,000 men. Belgium said again their troops would be withdrawn from the Congo only when civilians could be sure of complete safety. In Washington, the Congolese Prime Minister, Mr. Lumumba began talks on economic aid with the Government and World Bank. Mr. Lumumba, in financial straits himself, received assistance from the United Nations Organization to pay for his bills while in the U.S.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JVE23DCM1QGM0REJKPW7CH7E
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JVE23DCM1QGM0REJKPW7CH7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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