• Short Summary

    Leopoldville airport, Dec. 6th.....arriving to continue their African fact finding tour was a group of?

  • Description

    Leopoldville airport, Dec. 6th.....arriving to continue their African fact finding tour was a group of United States senators, and accompanying them, 28-year-old Ted Kennedy, youngest brother of American President-elect John Kennedy. The U.S. Ambassador was there to greet them.

    Soon afterwards however...an ominous departure from the airport: fifty of Colonel Mobutu's paratroops leaving for the eastern province where already Mobutu's troops have fought on a small scale with pro-Lumumba forces.

    In this area there is strong support for deposed - and now imprisoned - Mr. Patrice Lumumba, former Prime Minister. The paratroops were only going "to inspect the situation" said Colonel Mobutu, but the troop movement increased fears of a big civil war in the Congo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABB1RGTN1OG13KZ1FFVYEXOAOI
    Media URN:
    VLVABB1RGTN1OG13KZ1FFVYEXOAOI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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