• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS FORCES ARE IN FULL CONTROL OF ELISABETHVILE, THE CAPITAL OF KATANGA, AND SEVERAL OTHER CENTRES IN THE PROVINCE, FOLLOWING MILITARY ACTIONS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS FORCES ARE IN FULL CONTROL OF ELISABETHVILE, THE CAPITAL OF KATANGA, AND SEVERAL OTHER CENTRES IN THE PROVINCE, FOLLOWING MILITARY ACTIONS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

    THE UNITED NATIONS MOVES FOLLOWED FOUR DAYS OF INTERMITTENT FIRING AND INCIDENTS AROUND ELISABETHVILLE EARLIER LAST WEEK, CULMINATING IN HEAVY MOTAR FIRE.

    AT THE SAME TIME, UNITED NATIONS TROOPS -- TUNISIANS, INDIANS, IRISH AND ETHIOPIANS -- TOOK UP POSITIONS AT ROAD BLOCKS AND OTHER POINTS AROUND THE CITY, READY TO TAKE OVER SHOULD PRESIDENT TSHOMBE REFUSE TO GIVE AN ASSURANCE THAT HIS TROOPS AND POLICE WOULD STOP THEIR ATTACKS.

    ON FRIDAY EVENING, WHEN IT BECAME KNOWN THAT THERE WOULD BE NO ASSURANCE, THE UNITED NATIONS TROOPS MOVED INTO THE CITY AND OTHER STRATEGIC CENTRES NEARBY.

    BY SATURDAY, THEY CLAIMED TO HAVE CLEARED ALL KATANGA TROOPS FROM THE CITY AND PRESIDENT TSHOMBE HAD FLED TO NORTHERN RHODESIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA7JU57Z8H0B9VUUTHTELB06Y9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7JU57Z8H0B9VUUTHTELB06Y9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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