• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KASAVUBU OF THE CONGOLESE FEDERAL REPUBLIC LED THE NATION IN HOMAGE TO THE 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN OF THE UN FORCE SLAIN IN KINDU, AT A FUNERAL SERVICE IN LEOPOLDVILLE, THE CAPITAL, NOV 18.

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    PRESIDENT KASAVUBU OF THE CONGOLESE FEDERAL REPUBLIC LED THE NATION IN HOMAGE TO THE 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN OF THE UN FORCE SLAIN IN KINDU, AT A FUNERAL SERVICE IN LEOPOLDVILLE, THE CAPITAL, NOV 18.

    THE SERVICE IN THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE CONGO WAS SAID OVER THE REMAINS OF THE AIRMEN SET IN A CASKET COVERED WITH THE UN AND ITALIAN FLAGS ON A CATAFALQUE ENCIRCLED BY CANDLES.

    GENERAL MOBUTU, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMY, AND MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ACCOMPANIED THE PRESIDENT, AND UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS WERE LED BY DR. LINNER, UN CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE IN THE CONGO. THE ITALIAN AUTHORITIES WERE REPRESENTED BY THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR, AND BY COLONEL PASQUALLI (IN UNIFORM) AND GENERAL CERUTTI (IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES). MGR. SCALLAIS, BISHOP OF LEOPOLDVILLE OFFICIATED.

    ITALY, IN THREE DAYS OFFICIAL MOURNING FOR THE SLAIN AIRMEN WAS FURTHER SHOCKED AT THE WEEKEND WITH THE NEWS OF THE LOSS OF AN ITALIAN AIRCRAFT ENGAGED IN SUPPLY WORK IN THE CONGO. SEARCHES LOCATED WRECKAGE IN TANGANYIKA, NOV 20. REPORTS SAID THERE WERE SIX SURVIVORS AND FOUR KILLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVNIPNC0R3ESM8LN32GGEDAP2
    Media URN:
    VLVACVNIPNC0R3ESM8LN32GGEDAP2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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