• Short Summary

    COFFINS WITH THE BODIES OF THE 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN, MURDERED LAST NOVEMBER IN KIVU PROVINCE, CONGO REPUBLIC, WERE PLACED IN FRONT OF A "GLOBEMASTER" AIRCRAFT AT LEOPOLDVILLE AIRPORT, MAR 11, FOR AN OPEN-AIR SERVICE BEFORE BEING FLOWN HOME TO ITALY.

  • Description

    COFFINS WITH THE BODIES OF THE 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN, MURDERED LAST NOVEMBER IN KIVU PROVINCE, CONGO REPUBLIC, WERE PLACED IN FRONT OF A "GLOBEMASTER" AIRCRAFT AT LEOPOLDVILLE AIRPORT, MAR 11, FOR AN OPEN-AIR SERVICE BEFORE BEING FLOWN HOME TO ITALY. THE MEN WERE SERVING WITH UNITED STATES FORCE IN THE CONGO.

    PRIME MINISTER ADOULA OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND SENIOR UN OFFICIALS LED THE MOURNING. THE SERVICE TOOK THE FORM OF SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS, WITH THE PAYING OF HOMAGE AND A TWO MINUTES' SILENCE. IT ENDED WITH THE SOUNDING OF THE LAST POST, THE FIRING OF THREE VOLLEYS.

    THE COFFINS WERE THEN LOADED ONTO THE PLANE/

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADS2EGA0SY0ECM0W5V67UYDOYJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADS2EGA0SY0ECM0W5V67UYDOYJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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