• Short Summary

    This exclusive film out of Khartoum illustrates scenes in the city as a counter coup released President Nimeiry from the rebels on Thursday (July 22) after forty eight hours in captivity.

  • Description

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    GV Cheering crowds surrounding military vehicles
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    LV Pan tank drives past crowds
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    GV Tank driving through gateway
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    4.
    GV Crowd following and surrounding tank (3 shots)
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    GV Crowd in roadway
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    SV Pan damaged railings
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    SV Man picking up wood from rubble
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    GV Cheering crowd and tanks drive past (3 shots)
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    SV Nimeiry on tank
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    SV Members of Nimeiry's Revolutionary Command Council in and around tank (2 shots)
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    SV Nimeiry being greeted by soldiers and members of Council
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    MV Member of Council with soldiers
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    GV Crowd around tank (2 shots)
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    SV Tilt Down armed troops stand by
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    GV & CU Nimeiry addressing crowd
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    STV & GTV crowd cheering
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    CU & LV Nimeiry (2 shots)
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    GTV Pan crowds cheering
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    We would like news editors to note that this film was shot under extremely difficult conditions at the height of the counter coup.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: This exclusive film out of Khartoum illustrates scenes in the city as a counter coup released President Nimeiry from the rebels on Thursday (July 22) after forty eight hours in captivity. After shelling and machine gunning rebel troop positions in the Palace, loyal troops subdued all remaining opposition as President Nimeiry was greeted by his officers and the members of his Revolutionary Command Council. Following his release, the President rode out of the Palace grounds on a tank to be greeted by wildly cheering crowds.

    SYNOPSIS: Sudan -- the coup and counter-coup, and first film from Khartoum showing the release of President Jaafar El-Nimeiry after two days in the hands of rebels who took over Government for 48 hours. The counter-coup, on Thursday, came as swiftly as the coup. First move was the capture of rebel leaders Colonel El-Nur and Major Hamadallah, who were taken off a British passenger aircraft which was forced to land in Libya. The two men were returning to Khartoum where Colonel El-Nur had been named as the Sudan's leader. Then, loyal troops led by Armoured Corps tanks shelled the Presidential Palace where President Nimeiry was being held prisoner by the rebels. Parachute Regiment troops also took part in the assault. Resistance was quickly subdued and, to wild cheering from the gathered crowds, the victorious tanks rode into the Palace ground to collect President Nimeiry -- after nearly killing him by mistake. For, in a press conference later, he had to throw himself on the floor of the palace to escape the shelling, and when he broke out and made a run for the safety of his troops, they nearly shot him in mistake for one of the rebels. But he succeeded in climbing safely on board on army truck, and was greeted by his officers and members of his Revolutionary Command Council.

    Addressing the wildly cheering crowd after his release, President Nimeiry told them that all was well and that the coup had failed. The traitors would be dealt with, he said, and reports from Khartoum since than indicate that a number of rebels have already been executed. On Monday, the number stood at eight - including Major Hamadallah, one of the two rebel leaders taken off the British aircraft in Libya. The other, Colonel El-Nur, was also sentenced to death by firing squad. On Monday he was appealing against the sentence, and about ten thousand suspected rebel sympathisers had been arrested.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4IJ916BF09J627E3ASS7AICCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IJ916BF09J627E3ASS7AICCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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