• Short Summary

    Congo refugees have been pouring into surrounding territories - and in Salisbury, capital of Southern Rhodesia and of the Rhodesian Federation, they have been given a temporary home at Cranbourne Hostel, an RAF training camp during the war.

  • Description

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    GV PAN refugees at Cranbourne Hotel


    2.
    SV group of women


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    LV ditto, and children


    4.
    SV PAN children wave


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    SCU PAN women and children


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    LV group walking in grounds


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    SV ditto.




    Initials BA/S/AHS/BA



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Congo refugees have been pouring into surrounding territories - and in Salisbury, capital of Southern Rhodesia and of the Rhodesian Federation, they have been given a temporary home at Cranbourne Hostel, an RAF training camp during the war. They travelled 350 miles from the nearest point on the Congo border, - by road and by air - and many came 500 miles from Elizabethville, capital of Katanga.

    Hundreds of refugees have already passed through the Hostel, where they have received food, clothes, and other necessities. On leaving the camp, many of them have been given accommodation by families in Salisbury.

    The Rhodesian Federation made arrangements to receive up to 10,000 refugees when Congo violence flared up.

    Katanga's Premier Tshombe declared the Province had seceded from the Congo Republic, but his Government was not recognised as independent by Rhodesia or Britain when he asked for Rhodesian troops to cross the border and help bring unruly Congolese to order. Federation troops lined the border with Katanga but Federal Premier Welensky said they could only be sent on a request from the Central Congo Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VX4P90VZUYCORFGDM2MU6WZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VX4P90VZUYCORFGDM2MU6WZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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