• Short Summary

    Following the demands of the United Nations, for the withdrawal of Belgian forces from the Congo Republic, 300 paratroops arrived back in Brussels, Aug 3.

  • Description

    Following the demands of the United Nations, for the withdrawal of Belgian forces from the Congo Republic, 300 paratroops arrived back in Brussels, Aug 3. The unit was flown into the Congo to protect Belgian citizens during the revolt of the Force Publique.

    Belgium still has a large force in the self-styled independent province of Katanga. Provincial Premier Tshombe has asked the Belgian Government to allow the troops to remain for as long as he requires them.

    Despite Tshombe's opposition the United Nations have stated they will move troops into the province on Aug 6. This could result in further violence if the Katanga Government carries out war threat to resist with force the occupation of Katanga by the United Nations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4G2YUVFMSSPBLU37LHPGRAESO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G2YUVFMSSPBLU37LHPGRAESO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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