• Short Summary

    Following an impressive parade of 5,000 Congolese troops through Leopoldville Nov 17 - to prove to the population and the United Nations command that his army was in full control - Colonel Mobutu staged the first official jump of his newly-formed unit of parachute troops.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Arrival of troops
    0.05

    2.
    SV DITTO
    0.07

    3.
    SV Troops lined up
    0.08

    4.
    PAN..ditto
    0.14

    5.
    SV Moroccan Lieutenant gives instructions
    0.17

    6.
    SV Troops unload equipment from truck
    0.21

    7.
    CU DITTO
    0.25

    8.
    LV Troops run in circle, exercising
    0.29

    9.
    LV Troops exercising on ground
    0.32

    10.
    SV Soldier puts on equipment
    0.36

    11.
    LV Troops lined up, wearing equipment
    0.39

    12.
    LV Troops march towards
    0.44

    13.
    BV Troops board plane
    0.48

    14.
    SV DITTO
    0.50

    15.
    LV Plane about to take off
    0.52

    16.
    LV Plane passing over
    0.54

    17.
    LV Paratroops drop from plane
    0.58

    18.
    LV Parachutists come down
    1.00

    19.
    SV Parachutists about to land
    1.03

    20.
    SV Colonel Mobutu with officers watching
    1.07

    21.
    SV Parachutist walks after landing
    1.10

    22.
    SV Parachutists landing
    1.15

    23.
    LV Parachute on ground
    1.18



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    Background: Following an impressive parade of 5,000 Congolese troops through Leopoldville Nov 17 - to prove to the population and the United Nations command that his army was in full control - Colonel Mobutu staged the first official jump of his newly-formed unit of parachute troops.

    At N'Gilim Airport, just outside the city, 40 parachutists - part of Mobutu's army reorganization scheme - lined up smartly before their Moroccan instructor. On his command they ran to unload parachutes from nearby trucks.

    There followed a series of "limbering-up" exercises before they donned their equipment and marched away to the carrying aircraft.

    Colonel Mobutu and other officers watched as the 40 men - after only a month's training - made well-disciplined parachute descents. Afterwards, their instructor said that their attitude had been courageous and there was no "hesitation" before jumping into space.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA495H8N0G43FOZBEND43MTHYLD
    Media URN:
    VLVA495H8N0G43FOZBEND43MTHYLD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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