• Short Summary

    Thirteen students and staff and four local Africans were still missing on Monday (July 9) out of the 292 pupils and staff abducted at gunpoint by guerrillas from St.

  • Description

    Thirteen students and staff and four local Africans were still missing on Monday (July 9) out of the 292 pupils and staff abducted at gunpoint by guerrillas from St. Albert's Mission near Centenary, Rhodesia last Thursday night (July 5).

    Rhodesian security forces were pushing on through dense bushland between the Jesuit Mission and the Mozambique border 50 miles away (80 kms) in search of the guerrilla band and their remaining captives.

    On Monday the pupils who escaped from their captors were apparently showing signs of delayed shock after their ordeal. At the school many of the pupils were restless and were refusing to return to their studies and wanted to go home. The guerrillas were reported to have been looking for "recruits". One of the teachers at the remote mission, Father Maurice Rea explained what happened when the seventeen strong band arrived at St. Albert's.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA360D9B2CR9OE4OCMZ73SVWK2N
    Media URN:
    VLVA360D9B2CR9OE4OCMZ73SVWK2N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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