• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TSHOMBE WAS FILMED IN PARIS, FRANCE, DECEMBER 6TH, SHORTLY BEFORE HE LEFT FOR KATANGA.?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT TSHOMBE WAS FILMED IN PARIS, FRANCE, DECEMBER 6TH, SHORTLY BEFORE HE LEFT FOR KATANGA. MANY REPORTERS WERE AT THE KATANGESE MISSION AT 30 AVENUE GEORGES MENDEL. LATER SCENE SHOW PRESIDENT TSHOMBE RETURNING TO, AND ARRIVING AT, HIS HOTEL, LA PEROUSE.

    PRESIDENT TSHOMBE HAS APPEALED TO MANY HEADS OF STATE INCLUDING THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND TO INTERVENE TO PREVENT THE 'CARNAGE' HE FEELS WILL RESULT FROM THE US SUPPLY OF BOMBERS TO UNITED NATION TROOPS IN THE CONGO.

    DURING HIS SHORT STAY IN PARIS, ON WHAT HAS BEEN TERMED A PRIVATE VISIT, TSHOMBE HELD INTERVIEWS AND GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WHICH HE ACCUSED THE UNITED NATIONS OF STARTING THE PRESENT ELIZABETHVILLE BATTLE. HE SAID THE UNITED NATIONS REPORT THEY HAD FOUND A KATANGESE ASSAULT PLAN WAS 'FALSE'. INDIAN TROOP WITH ARMOURED SUPPORT, HE CLAIMED, OPENED FIRE ON KATANGA SOLDIERS, WHILE THE KATANGA CABINET WAS NEGOTIATING THE RELEASE OF PRISONERS. HE SAID HOWEVER THAT HE STILL HOPED TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE MORAL REARMAMENT CONFERENCE IN BRAZIL.

    THE PLANE OF THE UNION AEROMARITIME DA TRANSPORT CARRYING PRESIDENT TSHOMBE BACK TO KATANGA WAS FORCED TO TURN BACK AFTER A TAKE-OFF FOR, WHAT WAS REPORTED AS 'A HECK ON THE COMPASS'. IT TOOK OFF AGAIN A SHORT TIME LATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC11V7GYKTNIZMY5I5UD1TZ54W
    Media URN:
    VLVAC11V7GYKTNIZMY5I5UD1TZ54W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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