• Short Summary

    HARROWING TALES OF LIFE IN THE HANDS OF THE STANLEYVILLE REBELS WERE TOLD TO NEWSMEN WHEN SURVIVORS REACHED LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    HARROWING TALES OF LIFE IN THE HANDS OF THE STANLEYVILLE REBELS WERE TOLD TO NEWSMEN WHEN SURVIVORS REACHED LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY (TUESDAY). THIRTY HOSTAGES WERE KILLED AND FORTY WOUNDED WHEN REBELS OPENED FIRE THIS MORNING ON A CROWD OF WHITES HEADED IN FRONT OF THE LUMUMBA MONUMENT. TWO CHILDREN AND THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY, DR. PAUL CARLSON, ARE NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD. MANY OTHERS ARE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR.

    BELGIAN PARATROOPERS SWEPT INTO STANLEYVILLE AND RESCUED MOST OF THE 1,500 WHITES HELD BY THE REBELS JUST AS A MASSACRE WAS ABOUT TO BE STAGED. FIFTY REBELS DIED IN THE SHORT ACTION.

    THE ASSAULT OF STANLEYVILLE BEGAN AT 6 A.M. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY BELGIAN PARATROOPERS JUMPED ON TO THE AIRFIELD. WITHIN MINUTES THEY HAD TAKEN CONTROL AND AMERICAN C-130s TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT BROUGHT IN THE REST OF THE BATTALION. AS THE PARATROOPERS LANDED, THE REBELS BEGAN TO TAKE ACTION. ONE OF THE SURVIVORS FROM THE SHOOTING IN THE STANLEYVILLE MAIN SQUARE DESCRIBED WHAT HAPPENED THEN:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NA0AZI1D0VHI6R3QIENNMER6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NA0AZI1D0VHI6R3QIENNMER6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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