• Short Summary

    AMERICAN TRANSPORT PLANES - GIANT GLOBEMASTERS AND HERCULES - ARE IN ELISABETHVILLE, CAPITAL OF THE BREAKAWAY KATANGA PROVINCE.

  • Description

    AMERICAN TRANSPORT PLANES - GIANT GLOBEMASTERS AND HERCULES - ARE IN ELISABETHVILLE, CAPITAL OF THE BREAKAWAY KATANGA PROVINCE. THEIR ARRIVAL, LOADED WITH MILITARY SUPPLIES INCLUDING BRIDGING EQUIPMENT AND ARMOURED VEHICLES, IS REGARDED AS FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINATION TO REACH A FINAL SOLUTION IN KATANGA.

    FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) CAME THE REPORT THAT U.N. FORCES WERE CONSOLIDATING THEIR POSITIONS AT JADOTVILLE AND WERE PREPARED TO TAKE CONTROL OF THREE MORE SOUTHERN KATANGA TOWN BY FORCE IF EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH GARRISONS THERE ARE OPPOSED.

    THE TOWNS NAMED WERE KOLWEZI - SO-CALLED LAST STRONGHOLD OF THE KATANGA SECESSIONIST LEADER, PRESIDENT MOISE TSHOMBE - DILOLO, WEST OF KOLWEZI, NEAR THE ANGOLA BORDER, AND SAKANIA, JUST ACROSS THE RHODESIAN BORDER FROM NDOLA, SOUTH EAST OF ELISABETHVILLE.

    ANOTHER AIRPORT ARRIVAL AT ELISABETHVILLE ON FRIDAY WAS THE FIRST CONGOLESE MISSION TO SET UP GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN THE CAPITAL. THIRTY-STRONG, AND LED BY MR FRANCOIS KALALA, THE MISSION WAS MET BY A SWEDISH U.N. OFFICER, MAJOR SABELSTROM. LEFT BEHIND IN THE PLANE AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO THE SABENA AIRLINE GUEST HOUSE - A LARGE NUMBER OF CONGOLESE FLAGS.

    TODAY, DR.RALPH BUNCHE, SPECIAL CONGO EMISSARY OF UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT, CONFERS WITH TOP U.N. OFFICIALS IN ELISABETHVILLE ON THE KATANGA SITUATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AUZ199B7E2TIV22L0SF1WMZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AUZ199B7E2TIV22L0SF1WMZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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