Premier Tshombe's insistence that law and order prevails in Katanga, dissident province of the Congo Republic, seems to be borne out by our film showing people of Elisabethville going about their business and pleasure in a very peaceful atmosphere.
GV. Cars packed in street, Albertville.
SV. Signpost's 'Albert I' PAN to building.
SV. Belgium soldier looking in shop window.
SV. Group of Senegalees sitting and chatting.
SBV. Ditto looking at newspaper.
CU. Force Public drive past in jeep.
LV. Youths playing in street.
GV. Katanga flags flying in street.
SV. Troops ride past on cycles, shops in BG.
SV. Children at table in cafe.
SV. Native woman buying bread.
SBV. People crossing road.
SV.PAN.Native walking in street with sewing machine on head.
SV. Newspaper boy.
SCU. Man reading newspaper.
LV. People seated in outdoor cafe talking and reading newspaper.
LV. Military jeep drives away through quiet street.
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Background: Premier Tshombe's insistence that law and order prevails in Katanga, dissident province of the Congo Republic, seems to be borne out by our film showing people of Elisabethville going about their business and pleasure in a very peaceful atmosphere. The only outward signs of tension are military jeeps driving occasionally through the main thoroughfares.
A full declaration of support was given to Premier Tshombe Aug 8 by chiefs of 21 Katanga tribes. They promised that all tribal warriors will be placed at his disposal to repel invasion by any uninvited forces. Later the same day Mr. Tshombe was elected head of state by 53 votes to none, with six abstentions, at a session of the provincial assembly. For the present he will continue as Premier.
UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjoeld was flying back to the Congo Aug 9 after gaining a promise of wider powers from the 16-hour session of the Secretary Council Aug 7-8. Belgium had been called upon to withdraw all her troops from all parts of the Congo immediately, and the UN force has been authorised to go into the Katanga Province.