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    A SOLEMN OCCASION IN ROME ... AT THE BASILICA OF ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS?

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    GV ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS CHURCH
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    SV GUARD OF HONOUR
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    CU PEOPLE ARRIVING FOR SERVICE (4 SHOTS)
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    GV INTERIOR OF CHURCH
    0.36

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    SV PRESIDENT GRONCHI WALKING DOWN AISLE
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    SV MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT
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    SV CASKET CONTAINING AIRMEN'S REMAINS
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    GV VARIOUS REPRESENTATIVES PAN TO COFFIN
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    SV CHURCH
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    Background: A SOLEMN OCCASION IN ROME ... AT THE BASILICA OF ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS NOVEMBER 23, PRESIDENT GRONCHI, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND DELEGATIONS FROM THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE ATTENDED A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE 13 ITALIAN AIRMEN WHO WERE SO BRUTALLY MURDERED IN THE CONGO RECENTLY.

    THE SERVICE WAS SAID OVER THE REMAINS OF THE AIRMEN SET IN A BASKET DRAPED WITH THE ITALIAN AND UNITED NATIONS FLAGS.

    IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 16 THAT THE AIRMEN, WHO WERE FLYING IN SUPPLIES FOR THE UNITED NATIONS, HAD BEEN SEIZED AND SHOT BY REBEL CONGOLESE TROOPS AT KINDU. SOME OF THE BODIES WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISMEMBERED AND SOLD IN THE LOCAL MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1J9KR8XK5M900BEG8JTCZFXDK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J9KR8XK5M900BEG8JTCZFXDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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