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    THE FIRST GROUP OF TUNISIAN TROOPS BEING WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNITED NATIONS CONGO FORCE ARRIVED IN TUNIS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).75 SOLDIERS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT, WERE FLOWN HOME IN A BOEING TRANSPORT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

    THE FIRST GROUP OF TUNISIAN TROOPS BEING WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNITED NATIONS CONGO FORCE ARRIVED IN TUNIS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).75 SOLDIERS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT, WERE FLOWN HOME IN A BOEING TRANSPORT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