• Short Summary

    A PARTY OF 40 BELGIAN REFUGEES FROM THE CONGO ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS BY AIR TODAY (SUNDAY) FROM LEOPOLDVILLE.

  • Description

    A PARTY OF 40 BELGIAN REFUGEES FROM THE CONGO ARRIVED IN BRUSSELS BY AIR TODAY (SUNDAY) FROM LEOPOLDVILLE. WRAPPED IN BLANKETS FOR WARMTH, THEY HAD FLED REBEL-HELD TERRITORY IN ONLY THE CLOTHES THEY HAD ON, LEAVING BEHIND ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS.

    SOME OF THEM DESCRIBED THEIR ESCAPE AS A "MIRACLE." THEY HAD BEEN WORKING IN THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE TOWN OF KINDU, WHICH UNTIL FRIDAY WAS IN REBEL HANDS. IT WAS RECAPTURED BY THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY.

    (LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) THE REBEL REGIME IN STANLEYVILLE DECLARED ALL BELGIANS AND AMERICANS STILL IN REBEL-HELD TERRITORY PRISONERS-OF-WAR.)
    (AN ANNOUNCEMENT SAID THIS WAS IN RETALIATION FOR "THE BOMBINGS CARRIED OUT BY FOREIGNERS IN LIBERATED AREAS." IN WASHINGTON, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAID IT WAS "DEEPLY CONCERNED" ABOUT THE WELFARE OF THESE AMERICANS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQTJ5ZZCIB9S18EGLHT7OT049
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQTJ5ZZCIB9S18EGLHT7OT049
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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