• Short Summary

    EIGHT YOUNG BELGIAN PARATROOPERS, CAPTURED IN THE KIYU PROVINCE OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC LAST JANUARY, WHEN THEY INADVERTENTLY STRAYED OUT OF RUANDA URUNDI, RETURNED TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, JUNE 26, AFTER THEY WERE RELEASED BY THE STANLEYVILLE AUTHORITIES AND FLOWN TO LEOPOLDVILLE.

  • Description

    EIGHT YOUNG BELGIAN PARATROOPERS, CAPTURED IN THE KIYU PROVINCE OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC LAST JANUARY, WHEN THEY INADVERTENTLY STRAYED OUT OF RUANDA URUNDI, RETURNED TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, JUNE 26, AFTER THEY WERE RELEASED BY THE STANLEYVILLE AUTHORITIES AND FLOWN TO LEOPOLDVILLE.

    THEIR RELEASE COINCIDED WITH A GENERAL RELAXATION IN THE POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE CONGO. MR. ANTOINE GIZENGA, PRIME MINISTER OF THE STANLEYVILLE GOVERNMENT, AND PRESIDENT MOISE TSHOMBE OF THE KATANGA PROVINCE, HAVE BOTH AGREED TO CO-OPERATE FULLY WITH THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LED BY PRESIDENT KASAVUBU, AND TO SEND DEPUTIES TO THE RECOVERED CENTRAL PARLIAMENT - DUE TO OPEN IN LEOPOLDVILLE JULY 2.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W2ZQVP89E4TZZGG6BKSEPWIT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W2ZQVP89E4TZZGG6BKSEPWIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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