• Short Summary

    WAVING A KATANGA FLAG, 25 BELGIANS, FORMERLY OFFICERS IN PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S ARMY, ALIGHTED FROM AN AIRCRAFT AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT, BELGIUM, SEPT 1, AFTER HAVING BEEN ARRESTED AND EXPELLED BY UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    WAVING A KATANGA FLAG, 25 BELGIANS, FORMERLY OFFICERS IN PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S ARMY, ALIGHTED FROM AN AIRCRAFT AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT, BELGIUM, SEPT 1, AFTER HAVING BEEN ARRESTED AND EXPELLED BY UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC.

    THE MEN, SOME OF THE 208 BELGIAN MILITARY OFFICERS ROUNDED UP WHEN THE UNITED NATIONS SEIZED CONTROL OF KATANGA FOR SEVERAL HOURS AUG. 28, BROUGHT THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN BACK WITH THEM.

    UNDER THE TERMS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON FEB 21, UNITED NATIONS TROOPS BEGAN A TEMPORARY TAKE-OVER OPERATION TO REMOVE ALL NON-CONGOLESE OFFICERS OF THE KATANGA ARMED FORCES. A SPOKESMAN SAID THE U.N. HAD ORDERED THE ARREST OF 512 AIR FORCE AND GENDARMERIE OFFICERS. THEY WERE TO BE FLOWN TO THE UN MILITARY BASE AT KAMINA FOR IMMEDIATE REPATRIATION TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Q8GP5TBTIL6LZDTKK78VWNYU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Q8GP5TBTIL6LZDTKK78VWNYU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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