• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LS AIRCRAFT TAXES IN
    0.12

    2.
    MLS MEN RUNNING WITH STRETCHERS
    0.17

    3.
    MLS CROWD ROUND AIRCRAFT
    0.25

    4.
    VLS REFUGEES OUT OF AIRCRAFT
    0.29

    5.
    MS STRETCHER CASES OUT OF AIRCRAFT
    0.35

    6.
    MS MEN CARRYING STRETCHER
    0.39

    7.
    MLS REFUGEES WALKING ACROSS TARMAC
    0.43

    8.
    MS MEN CARRYING STRETCHER
    0.48

    9.
    MCS REFUGEES WALKING PAST CAMERA
    0.53

    10.
    MS STRETCHER CARRIED
    0.58

    11.
    S REFUGEES PAST CAMERA (4 SHOTS)
    1.11

    12.
    MLS AMBULANCE PASSING
    1.15

    13.
    MLS MR. TSHOMBE AND GROUP
    1.18

    14.
    MS MR. TSHOMBE WALKING WITH WOMEN
    1.22

    15.
    MS REFUGEES TOWARDS CAMERA
    1.26

    16.
    MS MR. TSHOMBE TALKING TO GROUP
    1.34

    17.
    MS MR. TSHOMBE TALKING TO U.S. AMBASSADOR (3 SHOTS)
    1.42

    18.
    MS INTERVIEWER WITH BELGIAN REFUGEE SOF BEGINS: MR. COULEMBIER TELL ME .... SOF ENDS: ... NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN.
    2.59


    INT: M. COULEMBIER, CAN YOU TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED?



    REFUGEE: WELL, THIS MORNING AT 6 O'CLOCK PLANES WERE OVER STANLEYVILLE. WE WERE STILL SLEEPING.



    INT: IN THIS HOTEL WHERE YOU WERE ALL GATHERED TOGETHER?



    REFUGEE: YES, YES. WE STAND UP, WE SAW THE PLANES WITH VERY GREAT PLEASURE. AND AS WE SHOUTED THEY WERE DROPPING PARATROOPS. ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS HOUR AFTERWARDS THE SIMBAS CAME...



    INT: THE SIMBAS ARE THE REBELS?



    REFUGEE: THEY CAME INTO ROOMS TO HELP US AND TO COLLECT US ALL TOGETHER DOWNSTAIRS, ON THE ROAD. THEY DROVE US BEFORE THEM UNTIL THE CORNER WHERE WE WERE TOLD TO SIT DOWN. THERE WE HAD TO WAIT. ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES AFTER THIS WE ALREADY HEARD SHOOTING, BUT WE DID NOT KNOW WHETHER IT WAS BLACK SOLDIERS OR WHITE SOLDIERS. THE SIMBAS CAME BACK, AND WHILE THEY WERE STANDING THERE THIS FELLOW SAYS TO KILL US ALL.



    INT: DID THEY SHOOT AT YOU?



    REFUGEE: YES, THEY SHOOT AT US.



    INT: HOW MANY DID THEY SHOOT?



    REFUGEE: I THINK, 12, - 15 KILLED, PERHAPS 30 WOUNDED.



    INT: DID THEY SHOOT WOMEN AND CHILDREN?



    REFUGEE: WOMEN AND CHILDREN ALSO. YES, ALL TOGETHER. THEY DIDN'T MAKE DISTINCTION.




    Initials AK/V/BHH/PN



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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