• Short Summary

    THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT TODAY (THURSDAY), ANNOUNCED THAT ITS FORCES HAVE RECAPTURED THE TOWN OF ALBERTVILLE, IN NORTH KATANGA, ON THE SHORES OF LAKE TANGANYIKA, AND WERE NOW PLANNING A DRIVE ON THE MAIN REBEL STRONGHOLD OF STANLEYVILLE.

  • Description

    THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT TODAY (THURSDAY), ANNOUNCED THAT ITS FORCES HAVE RECAPTURED THE TOWN OF ALBERTVILLE, IN NORTH KATANGA, ON THE SHORES OF LAKE TANGANYIKA, AND WERE NOW PLANNING A DRIVE ON THE MAIN REBEL STRONGHOLD OF STANLEYVILLE. DIPLOMATIC SOURCES IN LEOPOLDVILLE, HAVE SO FAR NOT CONFIRMED THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM, BUT IF IT IS TRUE, IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S SECOND MAJOR SUCCESS AGAINST THE REBELS IN A WEEK.

    LAST FRIDAY (AUGUST 21), THEY TOOK OVER COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE EASTERN CONGO CITY OF BUKAVU, CAPITAL OF THE KIVU PROVINCE. THEY PUT THE REBEL FORCES TO FLIGHT, LEAVING BEHIND ABOUT 300 DEAD, INCLUDING SEVERAL EUROPEANS, IN THE STREETS. THE CITY, WHICH IS THE FIFTH LARGEST IN THE CONGO, WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED.

    THE BATTLE FOR BUKAVU LASTED FOR TWO DAYS, AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT SENT IN 150 TROOPS BY AIR FROM LEOPOLDVILLE AS REINFORCEMENTS, THAT THE GOVERNMENT FORCES WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE FOUR MONTH LONG CAMPAIGN. IN ALL THERE WERE ABOUT A THOUSAND GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN THE AREA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF COLONEL LEONARD MULAMBA.

    NOT ONLY DID THE REBELS LEAVE BEHIND ABOUT 300 DEAD, BUT ALSO CONSIDERABLE QUANTITIES OF ARMS, VEHICLES, LEAFLETS AND OTHER SUPPLIED.

    THE AMERICAN PLANES BRINGING THE REINFORCEMENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE USING NEARBY KAMEMBE AIRPORT. IN MANY CASES THEY ARE BEING FLOWN BY CUBAN EXILE PILOTO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARTPCBJE5Y1BRNV59W4C3N9UZ
    Media URN:
    VLVARTPCBJE5Y1BRNV59W4C3N9UZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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