• Short Summary

    AFTER ANNOUNCING THE DEATHS OF 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN OF THE U.N. FORCE KILLED IN THE?

  • Description

    AFTER ANNOUNCING THE DEATHS OF 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN OF THE U.N. FORCE KILLED IN THE CONGO, THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT CALLED THREE DAYS OF NATIONAL MOURNING FOR THE VICTIMS, AND FLAGS WERE FLOWN AT HALF MAST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, NOVEMBER 17.

    CEREMONIES WERE HELD IN MANY CITIES AND IN ROME STUDENTS FILED THROUGH THE CITY STREETS TO THE PIAZZA VENEZIA WHERE THEY LAID LAUREL WREATHS ON THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER'S TOMB. THE PARADE PASSED IN SILENCE BEFORE THE TOMB THROUGHOUT THE MORNING.

    IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, ROME, COMMUNISTS AND NEO-FASCISTS ALMOST CAME TO BLOWS DURING A DEBATE ON THE SLAIN ITALIANS, WHILE DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE THE CHAMBER SHOUTED "VENDETTA (REVENGE)" PREMIER AMINTORE FANFANI TOLD THE CHAMBER THAT ITALY HAD DEMANDED "EXEMPLARY PUNISHMENT" OF ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEATHS. THE "CONGO PROBLEM MUST BE RE-EXAMINED CLOSELY BY THE UNITED NATIONS", HE SAID.

    IN THE U.S. PRESIDENT KENNEDY EXPRESSED, NOVEMBER 17, "SHOCK, INDIGNATION AND BORROW" OVER THE DEATHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF25XXCPGPSH4LYCX3SXBMKSGO
    Media URN:
    VLVAF25XXCPGPSH4LYCX3SXBMKSGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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