• Short Summary

    Ten years ago on 13 August 1963, the Congolese people went into the streets as they heard the news of the arrest of three trade union officials.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Heads of State arriving at celebrations
    0.05

    2.
    GV Crowd
    0.06

    3.
    SCU PAN Heads of State seated
    0.22

    4.
    SV Minister of Commerce welcoming Presidents
    0.27

    5.
    SV PAN Trade Fair ONAF sign
    0.34

    6.
    SV INT Ould Daddah looking at exhibition
    0.40

    7.
    SV Ngouabi enters and talks to Ould Dabbah and wife
    0.48

    8.
    Presidents arrives at Sports stadium
    1.01

    9.
    GV Schoolgirls parding as crowd hold words (Les Bienvenus) in B/G as President applaud (3 shots)
    1.25

    10.
    GV Crowds
    1.26

    11.
    SV Presidents seated talking
    1.30

    12.
    SV & GV Military men parade with red flags "Down with Imperialism, Colonialism and neo-colonialism" held up in B/G. Presidents applaud
    1.46

    13.
    CV Parades and crowd in B/G hold up picture of President Ngouabi
    1.50

    14.
    (New location) SCU PAN Folklore group singing and dancing and entrance to CEFRAD
    1.55

    15.
    SV PAN INT CU Angela Davis
    2.00

    16.
    SV ZOOM INT CU Angela Davis
    2.02

    17.
    SV PAN ALONG Presidents
    2.10

    18.
    SCU Folk band and singers (2 shots) as Presidents look on (3 shots)
    2.24



    Initials BB/0300 JS/TB/BB/0349



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ten years ago on 13 August 1963, the Congolese people went into the streets as they heard the news of the arrest of three trade union officials. The workers took over the radio station and started the revolution which is new being celebrated.

    On the first of the three days of celebration (August 13, 14 and 15), the Congolese people pay tributes to the martyrs who fell during the revolution's ten years.

    Six African heads of State visited the People's Republic of the Congo for the celebrations. Uganda's President Idi Amin received a particularly rapturous welcome in Brazzaville, when he met the Congo's President Marien Ngouabi. President Ngouabi, the second President of the revolution has been in power for five years.

    The Soviet Union, The People's Republic of China, Cuba and most Communist European countries also sent delegations.

    On Tuesday (August 14), the Presidents and delegations went to the first Congolese Trade Fair and demonstrations by Congolese schoolchildren and militia men in Brazzaville's Sports stadium.

    In the evening Folklore groups sang and acted for the gusts in the Congo's new Centre of Culture. Angela Davis, the militant American leader was among the audience.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7K039W50NUV67BHJ20Q2M8P81
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K039W50NUV67BHJ20Q2M8P81
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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