• Short Summary

    PORTUGUESE TROOPS HAVE BEATEN TERRORISM IN NORTHERN ANGOLA. THIS WAS STATED BY THE GOVERNOR OF?

  • Description

    PORTUGUESE TROOPS HAVE BEATEN TERRORISM IN NORTHERN ANGOLA. THIS WAS STATED BY THE GOVERNOR OF LUANDA RECENTLY. ARMED FORCES OPERATIONS HAD ENDED, HE SAID, AND GIVEN WAY TO MILITARY POLICE ACTIVITY. TROOPS ARE NOW EMPLOYED GUARDING VOLUNTEERS WORKING ON RECLAIMED PLANTATIONS HARVESTING THE COFFEE CROP - SO VITAL TO ANGOLA'S ECONOMY.

    OUR CAMERAMAN RECENTLY ACCOMPANIED A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS - ESCORTED BY PORTUGUESE TROOPS - WHEN THEY RECLAIMED A LARGE PLANTATION AT ZALALA. TREES ACROSS ROADS, BURNING BUSH, AND POSSIBLE AMBUSH VANTAGE POINTS ALL HAD TO BE INVESTIGATED BEFORE THE UNARMED VOLUNTEER HARVESTERS PASSED THROUGH. ZALALA PLANTATION WAS ONE OF THE FIRST OVERRUN BY TERRORISTS, AND OUR CONVOY FOUND RUIN AND DESOLATION. ONCE THE LARGEST IN THE AREA, ZALALA PROVIDED EMPLOYMENT FOR THOUSANDS OF NATIVES AND EUROPEANS.

    QUICKLY ESTABLISHING THEMSELVES, TROOPS AND AUTHORITIES WERE SOON BUSY TREATING INJURIES AND ANSWERING QUERIES OF LOCAL NATIVES WHO HAVE BEEN IN HIDING SINCE THE ATTACK. THE VOLUNTEERS BEGAN HARVESTING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, FOR THE RAINY SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING, AND THEN HARVESTING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

    LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE PER-CENT OF ANGOLA'S COFFEE CROP HAD BEEN LOST BY TERRORIST ACTION IN THE AFFECTED AREAS, AND PART OF THIS WAS OWNED BY THE TERRORIST THEMSELVES. ANGOLA'S FINANCES ARE SAID TO HAVE SUFFERED RELATIVELY LITTLE SINCE TERRORISM BROKE OUT LAST MARCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA921SCFO1LHF25IMJ11OTIIRF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA921SCFO1LHF25IMJ11OTIIRF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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