• Short Summary

    AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF SERVICE IN NORTHERN ANGOLA, WHERE PORTUGUESE TROOPS ARE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEATEN TERRORISM FOLLOWING MONTHS OF BITTER FIGHTING, THE 1ST COMPANY OF THE ARMED CIVILIANS DEFENCE CORPS VOLUNTEERS RECENTLY ARRIVED IN LUANDA TO ENJOY A LONG OVERDUE SPELL OF LEAVE.

  • Description

    AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF SERVICE IN NORTHERN ANGOLA, WHERE PORTUGUESE TROOPS ARE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEATEN TERRORISM FOLLOWING MONTHS OF BITTER FIGHTING, THE 1ST COMPANY OF THE ARMED CIVILIANS DEFENCE CORPS VOLUNTEERS RECENTLY ARRIVED IN LUANDA TO ENJOY A LONG OVERDUE SPELL OF LEAVE.

    THESE CARPENTERS, CLERKS AND FA??? HAD HELPED REGULAR PARATROOPERS AND INFANTRYMEN TO SMASH REBEL STRONGHOLDS IN JUNGLE AND VILLAGE, PARADED ??? HEADQUARTERS IN THE TOWN TO RECEIVED CONGRATULATIONS FROM THEIR COMMANDER FOR WHAT THEY HAD DONE TO "DEFEND THEIR HOMES."
    ALSO SEEN ARRIVING IN THE CAPITAL RECENTLY WERE REINFORCEMENTS OF PORTUGUESE TROOPS - SAID TO BE THE LAST CONTINGENT TO BE SENT TO THE COLONY WHERE LIFE WAS SLOWLY RETURNING TO NORMAL.

    THE SOLDIERS DISEMBARKED FROM THE LINER "VERA CRUZ" AND MARCHED THROUGH CROWDED STREETS TO MARGINAL AVENUE, THE CENTRE OF LUANDA. THERE THEY WERE REVIEWED BY THE GOVERNOR, GENERAL VENANCIO DESLANDES, AND THE COMMANDER OF THE LAND FORCES IN ANGOLA, GENERAL CARLOS DA SILVA FREIRE, WHO, ON NOVEMBER 10, WAS REPORTED KILLED IN AN AIR CRASH.

    GENERAL DA SILVA FREIRE, TRAVELLING WITH 16 OTHERS - INCLUDING SEVERAL HIGH-RANKING OFFICERS WAS ABOUT TO LAND AT CHITADO AIRPORT, IN THE HUILA DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN ANGOLA, WHEN THE PLANE'S WING HIT A TREE. THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JDGGKZ5IYT36A4PD3VJSG5OO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JDGGKZ5IYT36A4PD3VJSG5OO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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