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    SEVEN YEARS AGO WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) FORMER UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL DAG HAMMARSKJOLD WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH OF HIS U.

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    TERRAIN OF CRASH SITE; PLAQUE ON CAIRN; PUERTO RICAN STONE; CANADIAN STONE; BRITISH STONE; SWEDISH STONE; SOLOMON ISLANDS STONE; IRISH STONE; FIJI STONE; MEN WORKING ON CAIRN.




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    Background: SEVEN YEARS AGO WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) FORMER UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL DAG HAMMARSKJOLD WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH OF HIS U.N. AIRCRAFT 14 MILES (22.5 KM.) FROM NDOLA, ZAMBIA. A PERMANENT MEMORIAL HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED BY THE NDOLA AUTHORITIES TO HONOUR MR. HAMMARSKJOLD.

    THE MEMORIAL CONSISTS OF A CAIRN, MADE UP OF STONES FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES, AND IS LOCATED AT THE SITE OF THE CRASH. NDOLA AUTHORITIES ARE EXPECTING STONES FROM ABOUT 70 COUNTRIES. SO FAR, ONLY THOSE FROM SEVEN COUNTRIES HAVE ARRIVED. THE SITE IS IN THE BUSH, AND CAN BE REACHED BY A ROUGH TRACK.

    MR. HAMMARSKJOLD DIED ON A PEACE MISSION FOR THE UNITED NATIONS IN 1961. HE WAS ON HIS WAY FROM ELISABETHVILLE (NOV LUBUMBASHI) IN THE CONGO TO NDOLA, WHICH WAS THEN IN WHAT WAS NORTHERN RHODESIA, IN A BID TO END THE SECESSION OF WHAT WAS THEN THE PROVINCE OF KATANGA FROM THE REST OF THE CONGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Q0YLNCPKZR87JSJ2J4LRCXX4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Q0YLNCPKZR87JSJ2J4LRCXX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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