• Short Summary

    BEFORE INDIAN FORCES MADE A THREE-PROLONGED INVASION OF GOA, THE PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE IN INDIA, GENERAL VASSALO E SILVA, THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNOR-GENERAL CALLED FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS TO HIS PALACE IN PANJIM TO GIVE THEM THE OFFICIAL PORTUGUESE POSITION.

  • Description

    BEFORE INDIAN FORCES MADE A THREE-PROLONGED INVASION OF GOA, THE PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE IN INDIA, GENERAL VASSALO E SILVA, THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNOR-GENERAL CALLED FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS TO HIS PALACE IN PANJIM TO GIVE THEM THE OFFICIAL PORTUGUESE POSITION.

    HE WAS REPORTED DEC 18 TO HAVE SAID: "THIS IS AN ACT OF WAR. WE WILL FIGHT TO THE LAST MAN", WHEN NEWS OF THE INVASION WAS CONFIRMED. THE INDIAN DEFENCE MINISTERS IN NEW DELHI STATED DEC 20 THAT THE LAST PORTUGUESE RESISTANCE HAS BEEN OVERCOME, AND THAT 450-YEARS OF PORTUGUESE RULE IN THE ENCLAVES OF GOA, DAMAN AND DIU HAD ENDED.

    AS INDIAN TROOPS TOOK OVER PANJIM DEC 19, INDIAN DEFENCE MINISTER KHRISHNA MENON ANNOUNCED THAT 45-YEAR OLD MAJOR-GENERAL K.P.CANDETH, REPORTED TO BE A ROMAN CATHOLIC, HAD BEEN APPOINTED INDIAN MILITARY GOVERNOR-GENERAL IN GOA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE7PA9MR8ENWWPVRRDSILFP8AY
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7PA9MR8ENWWPVRRDSILFP8AY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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