• Short Summary

    DR. AGOSTINHO NETO, PRESIDENT OF THE POPULAR MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF ANGOLA (MPLA), JOINED?

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    GV TREES PAN DOWN GUERILLAS CROSSING RIVER
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    SCU GUERILLAS THROUGH GUNS
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    MV CROSSING RIVER
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    SCU THROUGH WATER
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    MV PATROL LEAVING RIVER
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    MV PATROLLING JUNGLE
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    SCU DITTO
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    MV NETO THROUGH JUNGLE
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    MV GUERILLAS FOLLOW
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    LV GUERILLA PATROL
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    GV GUERILLAS
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    SCU NETO & SOLDIERS
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    MV NETO PAN SOLDIERS
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    MV GUERILLAS LISTEN TO DR NETO
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    CU PAN GUERILLAS
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    CU DR. NETO SPEAKS
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    MV GUERILLAS LISTEN
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    CU GUERILLAS SINGING
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    CU GUERILLAS SINGING
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    20.
    MV NETO & GUERILLAS LOOKING AT MAP
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    MV GUERILLAS WAITING FOR FOOD PAN MAN SERVING
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    CU MAN SERVING FOOD
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    CU SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS PAN DOCTOR TAKING BLOOD PRESSURE
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    CU ANGOLAN DOCTOR
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    SCU DITTO
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    SCU MAN HOLDING BLOOD COUNT
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    SCU DR. GIVES INJECTION
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    SCU DITTO
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    SV & CU GUERILLA PLAYING GUITAR
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    MV GUERILLAS SINGING
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR. AGOSTINHO NETO, PRESIDENT OF THE POPULAR MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF ANGOLA (MPLA), JOINED HIS MEN ON AN ARMED PATROL DURING A SECRET GUERILLA CAMP IN ANGOLA'S CABINDA PROVINCE -- SITUATED ON THE COAST BETWEEN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE AND CONGO-KINSHASA.

    DR. NETO'S VISIT TO THE CAMP WAS TO HELP ORGANISE THE STEPPING-UP OF GUERILLA ACTIVITIES AGAINST THE PORTUGUESE IN ANGOLA.

    ONLY THIS WEEK, THE ANGOLAN REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT IN EXILE CLAIMED THAT DURING THE LAST THREE MONTHS AT LEAST 130 PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS HAD BEEN KILLED IN OPERATIONS IN ANGOLA, AND 57 LORRIES HAD BEEN DESTROYED. GUERILLA FORCES LOST 28 MEN IN ACTION.

    IN ATTACKS ON VITAL RAILWAY LINES EARLIER IN THE YEAR, GUERILLA FORCES DERAILED A TRAIN AND BLEW UP TRACK.

    THE GUERILLAS VISITED BY DR. NETO ARE FULL-TIME SOLDIERS, THOUGH DURING OPERATIONS THEY ARE FREQUENTLY RE-ENFORCED BY PART-TIME MILITIAMEN.

    AS THE GUERILLA BUILD-UP GATHERS MOMENTUM, THERE HAS BEEN INCREASED TENSION BETWEEN THE PORTUGUESE AUTHORITIES IN ANGOLA AND THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE ADMINISTRATION, WHICH RECENTLY ACCUSED THE PORTUGUESE OF USING COMMAND TO KIDNAP II CONGOLESE TRAVELLING IN A CIVILIAN VEHICLE.

    THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT WAS ACCUSED OF HOLDING FIVE CONGOLESE MEN FROM THE VEHICLE TO NEGOTIATE AN EXCHANGE FOR THREE PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS UNDER ARREST IN THE CONGO. THE CONGOLESE HAVE STATED THAT THE PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS CAN BE EXCHANGED WITH IMPRISONED MPLA GUERILLAS BUT NOT WITH INNOCENT CIVILIANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASHLCKHTCJM0B8K3R0ILNEQ4C
    Media URN:
    VLVASHLCKHTCJM0B8K3R0ILNEQ4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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