• Short Summary

    SPEAKING TO A CROWD OF 5,000 - INCLUDING A NUMBER OF EUROPEANS AT ELISABETHVILLE'S PRINCE-ALBERT-STADIUM, NOV 26, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE GAVE A WARNING THAT IF WAR CAME TO KATANGA NO UNITED NATIONS MAN WOULD BE SAFE, NO MATTER WHERE HE WAS.

    "WE CANNOT ALL HAVE RIFLES AND AUTOMATICS," HE SAID. "BUT WE HAVE OUR POISONED ARROWS, OUR SPEARS, PANGAS AND AXES, AND OUR HEARTS BEATING WITH COURAGE."
    PRESIDENT TSHOMBE BITTERLY ATTACKED THE WESTERN COUNTRIES, WHICH HE CLAIMED WERE IMPOSING WAS ON KATANGA.

  • Description

    SPEAKING TO A CROWD OF 5,000 - INCLUDING A NUMBER OF EUROPEANS AT ELISABETHVILLE'S PRINCE-ALBERT-STADIUM, NOV 26, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE GAVE A WARNING THAT IF WAR CAME TO KATANGA NO UNITED NATIONS MAN WOULD BE SAFE, NO MATTER WHERE HE WAS.

    "WE CANNOT ALL HAVE RIFLES AND AUTOMATICS," HE SAID. "BUT WE HAVE OUR POISONED ARROWS, OUR SPEARS, PANGAS AND AXES, AND OUR HEARTS BEATING WITH COURAGE."
    PRESIDENT TSHOMBE BITTERLY ATTACKED THE WESTERN COUNTRIES, WHICH HE CLAIMED WERE IMPOSING WAS ON KATANGA. ELEVEN COUNTRIES WERE GUILTY, HE SAID. FRANCE AND BRITAIN HAD ABSTAINED IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL VOTE, BUT THEY WERE AS MUCH TO BLAME AS THOSE WHO HAD SUPPORTED THE CALL TO END KATANGA'S SECESSION FROM THE REST OF THE CONGO. THOSE WHO STOOD IDLE WHILE A CRIME WAS COMMITTED WERE AS GUILTY AS THOSE WHO ACTED.

    MR TSHOMBE PROMISED A SCORCHED EARTH POLICY IF IT CAME TO OPEN WAR WITH THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF MR ADOULA OR WITH THE UNITED NATIONS. SPECIALIST ARMY GROUPS WERE READY TO BLOW UP BRIDGES, MINE WHOLE AREAS AND DESTROY THE ECONOMY OF THE COUNTRY. COPPER AND COBALT WOULD CEASE TO BE PRODUCED. KATANGA WOULD GO BACK 80 YEARS AND WOULD THEN BE RIPE FOR A "COMMUNIST ADVENTURE". "THEN," HE ADDED, "THE WEST WILL WAKE UP, BUT IT WILL BE TOO LATE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WM86840FC79MGKWMNS7II825
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WM86840FC79MGKWMNS7II825
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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