• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE INDIAN SEIZURE OF GOA, PORTUGAL IS CURRENTLY STEPPING UP REINFORCEMENTS TO ANOTHER OF HER OVERSEAS TERRITORIES - MOZAMBIQUE.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING THE INDIAN SEIZURE OF GOA, PORTUGAL IS CURRENTLY STEPPING UP REINFORCEMENTS TO ANOTHER OF HER OVERSEAS TERRITORIES - MOZAMBIQUE. MANY TROOPS ARE IN TRAINING AT LOURENCO MARQUES, AND TWO PORTUGUESE FRIGATES ARE PATROLLING THE COAST.

    REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED OF SUBMARINE SIGHTINGS AT VARIOUS POINTS. THE AIR FORCE, TOO, IS ON CONSTANT STAND-BY, AND CAN FLY TROOPS TO ANY LIKELY TROUBLE SPOTS. ALL STRATEGIC POINTS ARE HEAVILY GUARDED.

    LOURENCO MARQUES - CAPITAL OF THE PROVINCE - IS A TYPICAL MODERN TOWN. THE POPULATION IS AT PRESENT IN EXCESS OF 5,800,000, WITH AFRICANS FORMING A MAJORITY. BUT OLD CUSTOMS LINGER ON, AND IT IS IN AN AREA LIKE THIS THAT THE WITCH DOCTOR IS STILL A REALITY.

    MOZAMBIQUE LIVES MAINLY FROM AGRICULTURE, WITH PORTUGAL ITS GREATEST CUSTOMER, BUT INDUSTRY IS TAKING GREAT STRIDES FORWARD. QUOTATION FROM A PORTUGUESE TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE PROVINCE : "THE ABSENCE OF RACE PREJUDICES, THE RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE AND THE NATURAL, GENEROUS AND CHRISTIAN CHARACTER OF THE PORTUGUESE MAKE MOZAMBIQUE ONE OF THE RARE AFRICAN TERRITORIES WHERE PEOPLE LIVE IN PEACE AND GOOD HARMONY, WORKING FOR THE PROVINCE'S COMMON PROGRESS AND PORTUGAL'S GREATER PRESTIGE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GFJ3ULBC60LG9Y6FI8X5IZHR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GFJ3ULBC60LG9Y6FI8X5IZHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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