• Short Summary

    THE FIRST FILM TAKEN IN KISANGANI IN CONGO (KINSHASA) SINCE IT WAS RECAPTURED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES LAST SUNDAY (25 SEPTEMBER) WAS RECEIVED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST FILM TAKEN IN KISANGANI IN CONGO (KINSHASA) SINCE IT WAS RECAPTURED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES LAST SUNDAY (25 SEPTEMBER) WAS RECEIVED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY). KISANGANI - THE FORMER STANLEYVILLE - WAS SEIZED BY REBEL KATANGESE GENDARMES ON 29 JULY.

    BITTER FIGHTING WENT ON THROUGHOUT LAST WEEKEND BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT FORCES REGAINED CONTROL OF THE CITY, WHICH IS THE CAPITAL OF ORIENTAL PROVINCE. THE REBELS SET FIRE TO BUILDINGS AND BLEW UP WITH WHAT THEY REGARDED AS MILITARY TARGETS BEFORE ESCAPING OR SURRENDERING. UP TO 900 OF THE 3,000 KATANGESE REBELS SURRENDERED LAST SUNDAY.

    KISANGANI AIRPORT FELL TO THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING AND LATER IN THE DAY TWO AIRCRAFT FROM KINSHASA, THE CONGO CAPITAL, LANDED SAFELY, THEN TOOK OFF AGAIN WITH WOUNDED AND EVACUEES.

    THE FIGHTING TO REGAIN KINSANGANI BEGAN A WEEK AGO. THE KATANGESE GENDARMES HAD TAKEN CONTROL OF THE CITY AFTER A SERIES OF MUTINIES AGAINST THEIR OWN OFFICERS. ABOUT 3,600 KATANGESE WERE SENT TO KINSANGANI LAST YEAR TO HELP SUPPRESS A REBEL MOVEMENT LED BY LEFT-WING POLITICIANS NOW IN EXILE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HU38OH1ZD2JCU4ZHNGCYTIU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HU38OH1ZD2JCU4ZHNGCYTIU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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