• Short Summary

    THE IRISH COMMANDER OF THE UNITED FORCES IN THE CONGO, GENERAL SEAN McKEOWN, ARRIVED IN LONDON OCTOBER 31ST, ON HIS WAY TO IRELAND FOR LEAVE.

  • Description

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    MV McKEOWN AND INTERVIEWER
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    2.
    CU McKEOWN (SOF STARTS: INTERVIEWER OFF SCREEN)
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    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "GENERAL McKEOWN, YOU'VE JUST FLOWN IN FROM THE CONGO. HOW SERIOUS IS THE LATEST FLARE-UP THERE?"



    ANSWER: "IF THE THREATS ON THE PART OF THE ANC - THAT IS, THE THREAT CONVEYED BY THEIR MOVES IS CARRIED INTO EFFECT AND THEY MOVE INTO KATANGA, I CAN FORESEE THAT WE ARE FACED WITH A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION."



    QUESTION: "NOW DO YOU FEEL THAT THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT HAS IN FACT BEEN PROVOKED INTO THIS AS THEY ARE CLAIMING?"



    ANSWER: I SHOULDN'T EXACTLY SAY 'PROVOKED'. I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN FRUSTRATED BY THE DELAY AND THE PROCRASTINATION OF THE KATANGESE AUTHORITIES IN MAKING ANY ATTEMPT TO COME FORWARD AND NEGOTIATE WITH THEM".



    QUESTION: "NOW WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THIS LATEST SITUATION?"



    ANSWER: "WELL, OUR SITUATION IN THIS NEW POSITION IS A VERY, VERY DELICATE ONE. IT'S A COMPLETELY NEW ASPECT OF THE OPERATION SO FAR AS THE UNITED NATION FORCES ARE CONCERNED, AND IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT IN THE MATTER OF THE MANNER IN WHICH WE EMPLOY OUR TROOPS THERE".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE IRISH COMMANDER OF THE UNITED FORCES IN THE CONGO, GENERAL SEAN McKEOWN, ARRIVED IN LONDON OCTOBER 31ST, ON HIS WAY TO IRELAND FOR LEAVE.

    HE TALKED AT THE AIRPORT TO INTERVIEWER PETER WOON THE LATEST OUTBURSTS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN THE CONGOLESE AND THE KATANGESE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA2LLPIT5NBU2MHHFR0AH4H1Y0
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2LLPIT5NBU2MHHFR0AH4H1Y0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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