• Short Summary

    Some 650 troops of the 32nd Irish Battalion - part of the United Nations Emergency Force for the Congo Republic - poured into Curragh Army camp, County Kildare, July 22, from all parts of Eire.

  • Description

    Some 650 troops of the 32nd Irish Battalion - part of the United Nations Emergency Force for the Congo Republic - poured into Curragh Army camp, County Kildare, July 22, from all parts of Eire. At the camp, officers and men were carefully briefed on conditions and methods to be employed in the Congo, and lines of troops waited to be inoculated against yellow fever at the special medical centre.

    Second-in-Command of the Irish contingent, Commandant Joseph Adams, and Commandant J. Laffan, Medical Officer, were to fly to the Congo Republic by commercial airline July 23 to lead the advance party. Two more officers and six non-commissioned officers would fly out July 25.

    Despite a United Nations announcement July 22 that they hoped to have ten thousand UN troops in the Congo by the end of that week, the Belgian Government stated that they will keep soldiers in the Congo until order is completely restored. That was the answer to the United Nations Security Council's resolution July 21 that her forces should be withdrawn speedily.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9V133KO93SVD34SEU5CKBIE9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V133KO93SVD34SEU5CKBIE9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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