• Short Summary

    THE OPERATION AT STANLEYVILLE HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED. SINCE TUESDAY MORE THAN 1,150 FOREIGNERS HAVE?

  • Description

    THE OPERATION AT STANLEYVILLE HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED. SINCE TUESDAY MORE THAN 1,150 FOREIGNERS HAVE BEEN AIRLIFTED OUT OF THE TOWN TO LEOPOLDVILLE.

    WHEN THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MUCH OF THE OPERATION HAD BEN COMPLETED, ALTHOUGH SPORADIC GUNFIRE COULD STILL BE HEARD ROUND THE CITY.

    NEARLY ALL THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAD ALREADY BEEN FLOWN OUT, AND BELGIAN PARATROOPS WERE WITHDRAWING TO THE AIRFIELD. GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, CONGOLESE ARMY COMMANDER IN-CHIEF, WAS AMONG THOSE PREPARING TO RETURN TO LEOPOLDVILLE.

    THE REMAINING CONGOLESE REFUGEES WERE WAITING IN A LONG LINE, STRETCHED ACROSS THE HANGAR WHERE THEY HAD BEEN BILLETED. THEY WERE ALL SOON TO LEAVE.

    WHILE OUR CAMERAMAN WAS THERE FOUR HARVARDS, FLOWN BY U.S. PILOTS, WERE ARMED IN PREPARATION FOR AN AIR SORTIE TO CLEAR THE BUSH STRIP ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE AIRFIELD. REBELS HAD BEEN FIRING AT THE PLANES FROM THERE.

    TODAY BELGIAN PARATROOPERS DROPPED ON PAULIS, ANOTHER REBEL-HELD TOWN, IN A SIMILAR OPERATION. PAULIS, ABOUT 160 MILES (260 KILOMETRES) NORTHEAST OF STANLEYVILLE, WAS THE BIGGEST CENTRE STILL HELD BY THE REBELS. IT HAS A POPULATION OF MORE THAN 5,000.

    THE ACTION, WHICH HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE NATO POWERS, HAS BROUGHT ANGRY PROTESTS FROM MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES. THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY TASS DESCRIBED TODAY'S ACTION AT PAULIS AS "A NEW ACT OF AGGRESSION AGAINST THE CONGOLESE PEOPLE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6B589BECHBPGK29THDO17YHM4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6B589BECHBPGK29THDO17YHM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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