• Short Summary

    A strange sight, that has turned many heads in the African quarter of Leopoldville, capital of the Belgian Congo, is the army guard of honour posted outside the house of President-elect Joseph Kasavubu.

  • Description

    A strange sight, that has turned many heads in the African quarter of Leopoldville, capital of the Belgian Congo, is the army guard of honour posted outside the house of President-elect Joseph Kasavubu.

    Due to celebrate independence day, June 30, the President of the new State lives in a modest flat above a row of shops. His hens pick their food in front of smart looking guards, dressed in their best uniforms.

    The new President will move into his official residence - the house of the former governor of the province - in a few days time. Meanwhile the guard remains on 24-hour duty outside the entrance of the flat,watched by African housewives on their way to the shops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA433POAMQU7Q8JRZ8LNY4S34AY
    Media URN:
    VLVA433POAMQU7Q8JRZ8LNY4S34AY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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