• Short Summary

    IN ELISABETHVILLE, CAPITAL OF KATANGA, FIGHTING BETWEEN UNITED NATIONS AND PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S FORCES HAS SUBSIDED, BUT NOT ENDED.

  • Description

    IN ELISABETHVILLE, CAPITAL OF KATANGA, FIGHTING BETWEEN UNITED NATIONS AND PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S FORCES HAS SUBSIDED, BUT NOT ENDED. BOTH SIDES CONTINUE SNIPING ACTIVITIES, WHILE PRESIDENT TSHOMBE AND A U.N. DELEGATION CONTINUE PEACE TALKS INSTIGATED BY THE LATE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL, MR. DAG HAMMARSKJOELD.

    BEFORE THE LULL, THE BATTLE RAGED BITTERLY FOR FOUR DAYS, AND LEFT THE STREETS LITTERED WITH ABANDONED ARMOURED CARS, JEEPS, AND WEAPONS.

    ALL THREE HOSPITALS WAVE BEEN WORKING ALL-OUT TENDING TO THE MANY WOUNDED,. MEDICAL PERSONNEL HAVE PERFORMED ACTS OF HEROISM AS THEY DEFY DEATH BY SNIPERS BULLETS TO GO OUT INTO THE OPEN STREETS TO RECOVER THE WOUNDED.

    AT THE ELISABETHVILLE AIRPORT, INDIAN TROOPS HOLD FIRM, BUT THE CONTROL TOWER HAS GONE OFF THE AIR SO AS NOT TO PROVIDE UNWILLING GUIDANCE TO A MARAUDING KATANGA JET FIGHTER, WHICH CONTINUES TO RAID THE AIRFIELD, SHOOTING UP; AIRCRAFT AND PERSONNEL ALONG THE RUNWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9X4RNDH9KTDZAGQ2YK5V2OR3W
    Media URN:
    VLVA9X4RNDH9KTDZAGQ2YK5V2OR3W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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