• Short Summary

    The seizure by Portuguese-rebel leader Captain Hentique Galvao of the liner 'Santa Maria', as a "first step to free Portugal and her colonies" from the Salazar Government, put Angola, the largest of Portugal's colonies in Africa, in the news again.

  • Description

    The seizure by Portuguese-rebel leader Captain Hentique Galvao of the liner 'Santa Maria', as a "first step to free Portugal and her colonies" from the Salazar Government, put Angola, the largest of Portugal's colonies in Africa, in the news again.

    Outwardly, Angola, with its capital of Luanda, remains, calm, despite reports of rebels' hope and intention to stir the peoples of the Colonies into open discontent against the Central Government's rule.

    African troops trained by the Portuguese Army show their presence as armed mobile patrols in the streets of the capital, but life, if it is of some concern to Portuguese civil servants in their spacious modern blocks of flats and homes in new Angola, is unchanged for the natives.

    Without new of the Central Government's concern over the rebels' first act of force in seizing the 'Santa Maria', the natives centre their lives in and around their crude huts and market place, away from the modern city.

    When a Visnews cameraman was there Jan 28-29, the natives were celebrating a carnival - not a lavish affair, nor, in the heat of day, were the bearers of the grotesque heads charged with the frenzied stamina of their ancestors.

    To visit Luanda, our cameraman obtained a visa for eight days. While filming African troops in training, military police impounded his camera, only returned it after destroying unexposed film, and refused to grant a temporary extension on his length of stay in Angola.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6EJ1P7T13PD9FRV6817S96KZZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EJ1P7T13PD9FRV6817S96KZZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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