• Short Summary

    Coffins containing the bodies of 40 Belgian soldiers who lost their lives in an air crash in the Congo, July 19, and of others killed in action while protecting European civilians, arrived aboard the "Baudouinville" at the Port of Antwerp, Aug 24, to be taken to a temporary chapel erected at the docks.

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    Coffins containing the bodies of 40 Belgian soldiers who lost their lives in an air crash in the Congo, July 19, and of others killed in action while protecting European civilians, arrived aboard the "Baudouinville" at the Port of Antwerp, Aug 24, to be taken to a temporary chapel erected at the docks.

    During a brief service attended by relatives of the soldiers, Belgian's Defence Minister Arthur Gilson and Lieutenant-General Cumont honoured the dead, whereupon the chapel was opened to the public.

    Later the bodies were transferred to Brussels, where King Baudouin will be present at a ceremony of national homage to the victims of the Congo crisis.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KZ64Z3B5PG24IJWUMKXYNRQV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KZ64Z3B5PG24IJWUMKXYNRQV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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