• Short Summary

    ACTING ON STRICT "SEAL-THE-BORDER" DIRECTIONS FROM SIR ROY WELENSKY, THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE RHODESIAN FEDERATION, FEDERAL FORCES ARE MAINTAINING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE BORDER BETWEEN KATANGA AND NORTHERN RHODESIA.

  • Description

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    GV PAN ARMY TRUCK BEING CAMOUFLAGED
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    2.
    SV RHODESIAN SOLDIER TALKING INTO PHONE
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    3.
    SV SOLDIER WITH AUTOMATIC RIFLE
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    4.
    SCU ANOTHER SOLDIER BREN GUN
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    5.
    SCU BOARD "KASUMBALESA BORDER POST"
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    6.
    RV CAR OFFICIALS CHECKING BAGGAGE
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    7.
    SV RHODESIAN SOLDIER
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    SCU BAGGAGE BEING CHECKED
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    9.
    SV & CU KATANGESE REFUGEE WOMEN
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    10.
    LV RHODESIAN SOLDIER WITH CONFISCATED REVOLVER
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    11.
    LV OF THE CONTROL AT NDOLA AIRPORT WITH HELICOPTER IN F/G
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    12.
    LV PAN OF SPOTTER PLANE
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    13.
    SV OF PLANES
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    14.
    LV PILOT CLIMBING INTO COCKPIT OF AIRCRAFT
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    CU OF PILOT IN COCKPIT
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    CU OF THE ROYAL RHODESIAN AIR FORCE BASE ON SIDE OF AIRCRAFT
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    17.
    LV OF NDOLA AIRPORT
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    NOTE: PROD 8150/62 REFERS

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    Background: ACTING ON STRICT "SEAL-THE-BORDER" DIRECTIONS FROM SIR ROY WELENSKY, THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE RHODESIAN FEDERATION, FEDERAL FORCES ARE MAINTAINING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE BORDER BETWEEN KATANGA AND NORTHERN RHODESIA. WHILE THE NEW OUTBREAK OF FIGHTING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S KATANGA FORCES AND UNITED NATIONS TROOPS WAS AT ITS HEIGHT AT THE WEEKEND, FEDERAL ARMOURED CARS, TROOPS AND AIRCRAFT TOOK UP POSITIONING ALONG THE BORDER. REPORTS FROM SALISBURY SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS EXTREMELY ANXIOUS ABOUT A POSSIBLE INFLUX OF REFUGEES IF THE FIGHTING IN KATANGA WAS PROLONGED.

    ROYAL RHODESIAN AIR FORCE SPOTTER PLANES WERE MOVED FROM NEW SAREM AIR BASE NEAR SALISBURY TO NDOLA AIRPORT CLOSE TO THE BORDER. PILOTS RADIOED BACK TO OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS OF REFUGEES MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE KASUMBALESA BORDER POST SOME 45 MILES FROM THE KATANGA CAPITAL OF ELISABETHVILLE. ON SATURDAY, MORE THAN 100 AFRICANS CRAMMED INTO CARS, LORRIES AND VANS ARRIVED AT THE POST, BUT THE MOST WERE TURNED BACK THROUGH LACK OF PROPER PAPERS. VEHICLES THAT WERE ALLOWED TO PASS WERE THOROUGHLY SEARCHED AND UNDECLARED WEAPONS WERE CONFISCATED.

    AMONG THOSE NOT SENT BACK WAS THE BROTHER OF PRESIDENT TSHOMBE, MR. DAVID TSHOMBE. HE HAD ARRIVED WITH A CAR-LOAD OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN. TODAY (MONDAY) PRESIDENT TSHOMBE, AFTER TALKS WITH SIR ROY WELENSKY, LEFT SALISBURY IN A ROYAL RHODESIAN AIR FORCE "DAKOTA" FOR KATANGA WHERE, ACCORDING TO ONE REPORT, HE WAS TO "ORGANISE RESISTANCE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PE6ILT1ATUCFOZ5JXVEI7Z3T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PE6ILT1ATUCFOZ5JXVEI7Z3T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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