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    BRITISH MAJOR DICK LAWSON, WHO WON RENOWN RECENTLY BY QUELLING A ROB OF MUTINOUS CONGOLESE SOLDIERS WITH A PUNCH ON THE NOSE, RETURNED TO LEOPOLDVILLE, JANUARY 29, FROM A SECOND BRUSH WITH VIOLENCE IN THE SAME KONGOLO AREA.

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    BRITISH MAJOR DICK LAWSON, WHO WON RENOWN RECENTLY BY QUELLING A ROB OF MUTINOUS CONGOLESE SOLDIERS WITH A PUNCH ON THE NOSE, RETURNED TO LEOPOLDVILLE, JANUARY 29, FROM A SECOND BRUSH WITH VIOLENCE IN THE SAME KONGOLO AREA.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, THE MAJOR DESCRIBED HOW HE AND NIGERIAN MAJOR CONRAD MWANO HAD BEEN CAPTURED, BEATEN AND SENTENCED TO DEATH BY KATANGAN SOLDIERS WHO MISTOOK THEM FOR GIZENGA OFFICERS.THE COUPLE WAS RELEASED ONLY AFTER A NEWS BROADCAST EXPLAINED THE PURPOSE OF ITS MISSION.TO RESCUE A NUMBER OF PRIESTS FROM THE AREA.

    ALSO IN LEOPOLDVILLE WAS FATHER JULES DARMONT, THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE KONGOLO MASSACRE IN WHICH DRUGGED CONGOLESE SOLDIERS KILLED TWENTY-TWO OTHER PRIESTS.HE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE AREA BY THE UNARMED MAJOR LAWSON WHO ARRIVED BY AIRCRAFT AND GAINED CONTROL OF THE MOB AFTER PUNCHING ONE SOLDIER IN THE FACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VP297PJ3AMD96PSZFGF6FLJH
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VP297PJ3AMD96PSZFGF6FLJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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