• Short Summary

    ELISABETHVILLE, CAPITAL OF KATANGA CAPTURED BY UNITED NATIONS TROOPS A WEEK AGO, IS ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL.

  • Description

    ELISABETHVILLE, CAPITAL OF KATANGA CAPTURED BY UNITED NATIONS TROOPS A WEEK AGO, IS ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL.THE CITY IS REPORTED CALM AND TO HAVE RESUMED ITS NORMAL PATTERN OF LIFE.

    ELECTRICITY, WATER AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES DISRUPTED WHEN THE CAPITAL FELL ON DECEMBER 30 HAVE NOW BEEN DESTROYED, BUT FOOD IS ACUTELY SCARCE AND HAS BEEN RATIONED.

    THE CITY WAS SEIZED WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM KATANGESE FORCES, MOST OF WHOM FLED BEFORE U.N.ADVANCE COLUMNS REACHED THE OUTSKIRTS.PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S PALACE WAS CAPTURED -- EMPTY -- ALONG WITH THE CITY'S RAIL STATION, POST OFFICE AND THE NATIONAL BANK OF KATANGA, WHICH GIVES ACCESS TO KATANGA'S FINANCES.

    (MEANWHILE, DR.RALPH BUNCHE, U THANT'S SPECIAL CONGO EMISSARY, AND MR.ROBERT GARDINER, CIVILIAN CHIEF OF THE U.N.CONGO OPERATION, ARRIVED IN ELISABETHVILLE FROM LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY (SUNDAY) TO STUDY THE KATANGA OPERATION AT FIRST HAND.IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THEY WILL MEET PRESIDENT TSHOMBE FOR TALKS EITHER KIPUSHI, NEAR THE RHODESIAN BORDER, OR IN KOLWEZI, LAST IMPORTANT MILITARY BASE IN KATANGESE HANDS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAZK57OVK1TMYT15JP4AYERQWH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZK57OVK1TMYT15JP4AYERQWH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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