• Short Summary

    Refugees escape to Northern Rhodesia after riots and violence in the Congo.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Congo Crisis.

    M/S town of Kitwe in Northern Rhodesia. C/U signpost to Congo. Refugees drive through with their possessions strapped to the tops of the cars. C/U one car with windscreen shattered. M/S car passing through border patrol at Kasumbalesa. M/S family all armed including little boy. M/S soldier. M/S refugees, M/S little girl drinking tea. M/S as Rhodesian police marching along. M/S lines of guns and other weapons taken from the refugees laid out on the ground. M/S burnt out shops in Elizabethville, camera pans across them. M/S refugees at Boys' College waiting to get away, various shots of worried looking women and children. M/S Belgian soldier who is protecting them. M/S Congolese soldiers in jeep driving through.

    M/S Leopoldsville with debris everywhere, and broken windows in the ransacked buildings. M/S car in which Italian consul died, a man looks at it. Various shots of the burnt out car. M/S black ladies walking along. M/S white women. M/S black woman and baby, M/S two little black boys.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:04:00 / 01:17:40:00

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