• 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

    1.
    LV Guards outside entrance to Kasavubu's house.
    0.23

    2.
    SV Ditto.
    0.06

    3.
    CU Pan to onlookers.
    0.12

    4.
    SV Guards at entrance.
    0.15

    5.
    SCU Chicken at guard's feet.
    0.19

    6.
    CU Ditto.
    0.23

    7.
    LV Guards at house entrance.
    0.26

    8.
    SV Ditto.
    0.30



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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