• Short Summary

    The bloody upheavals that have wrecked Portugal's West African colony, Angola, in recent days have thrown up the inevitable human flotsam and jetsam of war -- refugees.

  • Description

    The bloody upheavals that have wrecked Portugal's West African colony, Angola, in recent days have thrown up the inevitable human flotsam and jetsam of war -- refugees.

    While thousand of them desperately seek sanctuary back in Portugal, thousands more left behind in the strife-torn capital, Luanda, find some safety in unusual places.

    The city's "island" peninsular, which forms part of Luanda Bay, has become packed with several thousand people--mainly supporters of the defeated right-wing F.N.L.A.

    Living out in the open, penniless and hungry, they have take all their possessions on to the beach. The sand is covered with beds, chairs, tables and dressers. The catch fish from the sea and drink from coconuts plucked from trees.

    Portuguese soldiers patrol in their midst in an attempt to keep feuding groups apart and keep out the Marxist M.P.L.A., and so prevent further bloodshed. Bazookas and heavy machines guns are set up at the narrow entrance to the "island" to warn off any aggressors."
    On the lawns outside the Governor's Palace in the city itself, a sprawling shanty town has sprung up. The occupants believe the warring nationalist factions would not take the fight right up to the residence of Portugal's official chief representative.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEDPAC2AC0OF71INLORVPWHN1B
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDPAC2AC0OF71INLORVPWHN1B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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