• Short Summary

    THE FIRST GROUP OF TUNISIAN TROOPS BEING WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNITED NATIONS CONGO FORCE ARRIVED IN TUNIS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).75 SOLDIERS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT, WERE FLOWN HOME IN A BOEING TRANSPORT PLANE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV TROOPS LEAVE PLANE.
    0.08

    2.
    SV DITTO (2 SHOTS).
    0.15

    3.
    LV TROOPS LINE UP.
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    4.
    SV GROUP OF TROOPS TALKING.
    0.21

    5.
    SV SOLDIER WELCOMED.
    0.24

    6.
    SV ARMS AND EQUIPMENT.
    0.28

    7.
    SV AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TALKS TO OFFICER.
    0.34

    8.
    SV TROOPS MARCH OFF RUNWAY.
    0.41

    9.
    LV TROOPS ON TO LORRY.
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    Background: THE FIRST GROUP OF TUNISIAN TROOPS BEING WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNITED NATIONS CONGO FORCE ARRIVED IN TUNIS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).75 SOLDIERS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT, WERE FLOWN HOME IN A BOEING TRANSPORT PLANE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY.THE REMAINDER OF THE 1,000-STRONG TUNISIAN CONTINGENT IS EXPECTED BACK BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

    TUNISIA'S WITHDRAWAL IS PART OF THE UNITED NATIONS PLAN TO REDUCE ITS CONGO FORCE GRADUALLY; LEAVING ONLY A SMALL CONTINGENT TO HELP CONGOLESE TROOPS AND POLICE MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER.

    FIVE THOUSAND INDIAN TROOPS WILL LEAVE THE CONGO THIS MONTH IN A FURTHER PHASE OF THE UNITED NATIONS WITHDRAWAL.

    UP TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, THE UN OPERATION IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE COST 127 OFFICERS AND MEN KILLED IN ACTION; 133 WOUNDED; AND ABOUT GBP100 MILLION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8HWI60PL0RT9KUR4YVRHJ57VD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HWI60PL0RT9KUR4YVRHJ57VD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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