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    PRESIDENT MARIEN NGOUABI, OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, ATTENDED A MEETING OF SUPPORTERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION (C.

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    PRESIDENT MARIEN NGOUABI, OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, ATTENDED A MEETING OF SUPPORTERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE REVOLUTION (C.N.R.) LAST THURSDAY (26 DECEMBER) AT A PARACHUTISTS' CAMP AT BRAZZAVILLE. WITH PRESIDENT NGOUABI, WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE C.N.R. AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE'S ARMY, WAS PRIME MINISTER ALFRED RAOUL AND VARIOUS OFFICERS AND MEN FROM DIFFERENT ARMY UNITS.

    IN ADDITION TO A MARCH-PAST, THERE WAS A DISPLAY BY PARACHUTISTS INCLUDING A NUMBER OF JUMPS.

    THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER WAS COMMANDER YHOUIBI, LEADER OF PARACHUTISTS BATTALION. HE SAID THAT A TRUE ARMY OF THE PEOPLE MUST BE AHEAD OF THE PEOPLE AND MUST SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE EVERY DAY TO THE COUNTRY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE.

    HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE MILITARY WAS THE CONCERN OF EVERY CITIZEN, AND MUST BE INVOLVED IN ALL PROBLEMS OF NATIONAL GROWTH. THIS INCLUDED THE POLITICAL, MILITARY, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL AREAS OF LIFE.

    COMMANDER YHOUIBI SAID THAT IT WAS ONLY WHEN THE ARMY PARTICIPATED CONCRETELY, BESIDE THE PEOPLE, IN THE RESOLUTION OF THE PROBLEMS FACING THE COUNTRY, THAT IT COULD TRULY BE CALLED A PEOPLE'S ARMY.

    THE END OF THE MEETING WAS MARKED BY ANOTHER PARADE OF TROOPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5S7XP0DJQRG6GNTHMIZE30P36
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S7XP0DJQRG6GNTHMIZE30P36
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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