• Short Summary

    In a stirring ceremony on Brussels' Esplanade du Cinquantenaire Aug 25, King Baudouin joined crowds of relatives and sympathizers to pay homage to forty-nine Belgian troops who lost their lives in the Congo.

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    GV. Relatives assembled around coffins on trucks.
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    SV. Ditto.
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    SV.PAN.Ditto.
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    SV. Ditto.
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    LV. Relatives walk away from coffins, soldier in foreground.
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    SIDE V.Troops.
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    LV. King Baudouin arrives, greeted by ministers.
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    SV. Officers at salute.
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    SV. King places award on coffin.
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    CU. Medal on coffin.
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    SV. King steps back and salutes coffin.
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    GV. Ditto.
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    SV. Troops with flags.
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    SV. Priest blesses coffins, at end of ceremony.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a stirring ceremony on Brussels' Esplanade du Cinquantenaire Aug 25, King Baudouin joined crowds of relatives and sympathizers to pay homage to forty-nine Belgian troops who lost their lives in the Congo.

    The coffins, containing bodies of 41 troops who died in an Aug 19 air crash, and 8 killed in action, were paraded on trucks. King Baudouin attached posthumous decorations to each coffin before stepping back to make a brisk salute.

    Bodies of the soldiers were brought home Aug 24 aboard the ship "Baudouinville".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA72D85E1ZCMNKME2K3R2C6SW2K
    Media URN:
    VLVA72D85E1ZCMNKME2K3R2C6SW2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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