• Short Summary

    ITALIAN AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED NATIONS ARE AT PRESENT RUNNING A SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN LEOPOLDVILLE AND ELISABETHVILLE, SEPT 18, TO FERRY THE TROOPS WOUNDED IN THE KATANGA FIGHTING BACK TO THE MAIN UN HOSPITAL IN THE CONGO.

  • Description

    ITALIAN AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED NATIONS ARE AT PRESENT RUNNING A SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN LEOPOLDVILLE AND ELISABETHVILLE, SEPT 18, TO FERRY THE TROOPS WOUNDED IN THE KATANGA FIGHTING BACK TO THE MAIN UN HOSPITAL IN THE CONGO. MOST OF THE WOUNDED ARE FLOWN IN AT NIGHT AND THEIR NAMES AND UNITS ARE NEVER RELEASED TO NEWSMEN.

    IN MANY CASES THE WOUNDS ARE SLIGHT BUT DUE TO THE FIERCE FIGHTING THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE AROUND THE HOSPITAL IN ELISABETHVILLE THE UN COMMANDER HAS ORDERED THAT THE MEN RETURN TO LEOPOLDVILLE.

    ONE OF THE PLANES ARRIVED WITH A BADLY WOUNDED AMERICAN PILOT WHO HAD RECEIVED HIS INJURIES AT KAMINA BASE IN NORTHERN KATANGA, WHERE THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES HAVE BEEN HARD PRESSED BY ABOUT 5,000 TRIBESMEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BB5V9EVAOH20ZE4ORF5Q47LS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BB5V9EVAOH20ZE4ORF5Q47LS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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