• Short Summary

    Six Zambian residents, including a ten-year-old British boy, have been returned to Lusaka after having been abducted by Zimbabwe Rhodesian commandos during a raid three weeks ago.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Kidnap victims - men and boy - walk along airport tarmac
    0.14

    2.
    SV Group boards bus as officials watch
    0.24

    3.
    SV INTERIOR Abducted people on bus (2 SHOTS)
    0.34

    4.
    GV Bus drives off
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Six Zambian residents, including a ten-year-old British boy, have been returned to Lusaka after having been abducted by Zimbabwe Rhodesian commandos during a raid three weeks ago. They flew in from Malawi on Wednesday (October 31) after being transferred from Salisbury, via Johannesburg.

    SYNOPSIS: Despite questioning from reporters, none of the kidnap victims would comment on the experience. All that is known is that they were picked up by Zimbabwe Rhodesian troops who intercepted them driving across a bridge over the Chambeshi River in Northern Zambia. The troops were on a mission to blow up the bridge.

    What happened to them next was not revealed. The six were taken straight from their aircraft at Zambia's Lusaka airport and taken to a waiting bus. A statement from Salisbury said the six had been adducted "to avoid possible compromise" to the commandos' mission.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48KQ3MDJPC8KKLJ8T7EHY543M
    Media URN:
    VLVA48KQ3MDJPC8KKLJ8T7EHY543M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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