• Short Summary

    FRELIMO, THE MOZAMBIQUE LIBERATION FRONT, WHICH HAS A TRAINING CAMP AT BAGAMOYO, NEAR DAR-ES-SALAAM, IN TANZANIA, HAS BEGUN A SUBVERSIVE OFFENSIVE AGAINST PORTUGUESE TROOPS IN MOZAMBIQUE.

  • Description

    FRELIMO, THE MOZAMBIQUE LIBERATION FRONT, WHICH HAS A TRAINING CAMP AT BAGAMOYO, NEAR DAR-ES-SALAAM, IN TANZANIA, HAS BEGUN A SUBVERSIVE OFFENSIVE AGAINST PORTUGUESE TROOPS IN MOZAMBIQUE. THE LEADER OF FRELIMO, EDWARDO MONDLANE, CLAIMED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) THAT "THE FIGHT IS NOW ON, WITH NO PUNCHES BARRED".

    AT BAGAMOYO, A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE FILM OF THE FRELIMO TROOPS TRAINING. M. MONDLANE CLAIMS THAT HIS FORCE ALREADY NUMBERS "THOUSANDS" OF VOLUNTEERS, ALL OF WHOM COME FROM MOZAMBIQUE. HE SAID THAT RECRUITING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES HAS BEEN FORBIDDEN AS HE CONSIDERED THIS WAS A TASK FOR THE PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE ALONE.

    THE CAMP AT BAGAMOYO GIVES INITIAL TRAINING TO THE RECRUITS, WHO THEN MOVE TO TWO SECRET CAMPS IN THE INTERIOR OF TANZANIA FOR FINAL TRAINING. PRESSMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO VISIT THESE CAMPS.

    M. MONDLANE REFUSED TO SAY WHO WAS SUPPLYING THE SECRET ARMY WITH ARMS,BUT SAID THAT MANY COUNTRIES WERE SYMPATHETIC TO THEIR CAUSE... WITH HIM AT THE CAMP WAS HIS SECOND-IN-COMMAND, METHODIST MINISTER URIA SIMANGO, WHO FLED FROM MOZAMBIQUE TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO.

    RECENTLY THE ORGANIZATION CLAIMED THAT FIFTEEN PORTUGUESE TROOPS HAD ALREADY BEEN KILLED IN A NUMBER OF RAIDS IN THE INTERIOR OF MOZAMBIQUE. LAST MONTH THE PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. ALBERTO FRANCO NOGUEIRA SAID THAT BRITAIN SHOULD INTERVENE TO PREVENT TANGANYIKA BEING USED AS A BASE FOR SUBVERSION IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BNYE6FS6NVJ86OTRDDR2H9HI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BNYE6FS6NVJ86OTRDDR2H9HI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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