• Short Summary

    A CONGOLESE MILITARY TRAINING BASE HAS BEEN OPENED AT KITONA, ON THE CONGO'S ATLANTIC COAST.?

  • Description

    A CONGOLESE MILITARY TRAINING BASE HAS BEEN OPENED AT KITONA, ON THE CONGO'S ATLANTIC COAST. THE BASE IS SITED AT THE FORMER BELGIAN AIR AND NAVAL STATION.

    RECRUITS ARE BEING TRAINED BY 400 CONGOLESE OFFICERS AND SENIOR BELGIAN OFFICERS. NEARLY TWO THOUSAND YOUNG MEN ARE UNDER ARMS. NONE OF THEM HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMY BEFORE.

    PRESIDENT KASAVUBU, PRIME MINISTER TSHOMBE AND A NUMBER OF AMBASSADORS WATCHED THE ARMY COMMANDER, GENERAL MOBUTU CUT THE CEREMONIAL RIBBON INAUGURATING THE BASE.

    AFTERWARDS THEY WATCHED A DISPLAY OF FILED TRAINING BY THE RECRUITS AND CHATTED TO MEMBERS OF THE 32 BELGIAN OFFICER FAMILIES LIVING IN QUARTERS AT THE BASE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WGU1IJ1T37YO5SK0I30ZVEJ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WGU1IJ1T37YO5SK0I30ZVEJ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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