• Short Summary

    In a brief ceremony at Elizabethville Airport Aug 13, Swedish troops of the United Nations force took over guard duties from Belgian paratroops.

  • Description

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    GV BELGIAN troops and UN troops lined up
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    2.
    SV Belgian officer walks to Swedish commander and salutes
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    3.
    SV UN troops and Belgian troops in lorry ready to drive away
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    BV lorry with Belgian troops driving away
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    SV Swedish troops standing at attention
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    6.
    CU Katanga policeman
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    SV Katanga police at airport gates
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    SV Swedish soldier at airport building
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    SV Katanga police marching past
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    10.
    SV Katanga police speaking to UN officer
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    SV Katanga police looking at people coming off
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    12.
    SV civilians looking on
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    LV Katanga police coming off aircraft after search
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    14.
    SV Katanga police marching past
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    Initials TDH/V/JH/BA



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a brief ceremony at Elizabethville Airport Aug 13, Swedish troops of the United Nations force took over guard duties from Belgian paratroops.

    A few minutes after the Belgian troops had left, a truckload of Katanga police roared up to the airport gates and demanded admittance. Allowed to set up sentries, they met and searched an aircraft arriving from Kamina military base.

    The bulk of them then left, only a few remaining behind - on vaguely defined sentry duty.

    More UN troops scheduled to fly into Katanga Aug 16. These will comprise Ethiopian, Moroccan and Swedish troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3U6DDDKJUS919JG5TMXGQPP70
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U6DDDKJUS919JG5TMXGQPP70
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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