• Short Summary

    THE GABON COUP - A REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE OF THE GABONESE ARMY LED BY PARACHUTE COMMANDO LIEUTENANT ESSONE VALERE AND GENDARMERIE LIEUTENANT MONBO TOOK POWER IN LIBREVILLE LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) FROM PRESIDENT LEON MBA.

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    THE GABON COUP - A REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE OF THE GABONESE ARMY LED BY PARACHUTE COMMANDO LIEUTENANT ESSONE VALERE AND GENDARMERIE LIEUTENANT MONBO TOOK POWER IN LIBREVILLE LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) FROM PRESIDENT LEON MBA.

    THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE ARRESTED THE PRESIDENT, MADE HIM SIGN HIS RESIGNATION AND THEN READ IT OVER RADIO GABON.

    THE OPERATION IS REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN ABSOLUTE CALM AND ORDER. TROOPS AND POLICE OCCUPIED THE STRATEGIC POINTS OF THE TOWN DURING THE NIGHT, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. THE POST OFFICE, AND THE RADIO STATION.

    RADIO GABON BROADCAST APPEALS FOR CALM EVERY HALF HOUR AND ASSURANCES THAT "PUBLIC LIBERTIES WOULD BE RE-ESTABLISHED AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED."
    GABON, A FORMER FRENCH COLONY WAS GRANTED INDEPENDENCE IN 1960.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66JNK6YNXJ4WXBFKMARQGLM4X
    Media URN:
    VLVA66JNK6YNXJ4WXBFKMARQGLM4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:20:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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