• Short Summary

    LEOPOLDVILLE POST OFFICE WAS THE SCENE JAN 20 OF A VERY MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE LATE DAG HAMMARSKJOELD.

  • Description

    LEOPOLDVILLE POST OFFICE WAS THE SCENE JAN 20 OF A VERY MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE LATE DAG HAMMARSKJOELD.THE CONGO REPUBLIC HAD ISSUED A SERIES OF POSTAGE STAMPS COMMEMORATING THE FORMER UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, AND CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER ADOULA WAS THERE TO CANCEL THE FIRST SET BEFORE THE STAMPS WERE GENERALLY ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC.

    M.LINNER, UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE, AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGO AND U.N.ADMINISTRATIONS WERE PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY.ENLARGEMENTS OF THE STAMPS ADORNED THE WALLS.ONE SHOWED MR.HAMMARSKJOELD LOOKING RATHER ANXIOUSLY DOWN AT A MAP OF AFRICA.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MR.ADOULA SAID HE WOULD "FOREVER GO THE WAY INDICATED BY MR.HAMMARSKJOELD".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7I6XF9S9LZ4U19HYF0XPOMIJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7I6XF9S9LZ4U19HYF0XPOMIJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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