• Short Summary

    A 35-strong group of Belgian police officers in civilian clothes left Brussels by air for Katanga Aug 18 - the first group to reinforce the Belgian-officered police administration in the breakaway Province of the Congo Republic.

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    SV Group of police in civilian clothes assembled before plane.
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    CU Man waves to wife and family.
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    LV Police board plane and wave to families.
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    SV Group wave.
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    GV Families wave from airport rooftop.
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    GV Plane leaves.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 35-strong group of Belgian police officers in civilian clothes left Brussels by air for Katanga Aug 18 - the first group to reinforce the Belgian-officered police administration in the breakaway Province of the Congo Republic.

    Other Belgian police officers in executive positions will fly out to Katanga next week to help Prime Minister Tshombe run the Province.

    Reports indicated the men would act an in advisory capacity to the former force Publique - the Katanga Army now in the process of forming a nucleus of reliable African officers.

    The arrival of the Belgian police in Katanga came in a day of reports of hastily-erected road barricades to help stem any invasion attempt threatened by the Central Government of Mr. Lumumba.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CISMT2TJZ08VVCXOE7X4F33S
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CISMT2TJZ08VVCXOE7X4F33S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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