• Short Summary

    ENGLAND, LONDON

    The sixteen British men, recently freed by UNITA forces after being held prisoner for two months in Angola, have arrived back in Britain.

  • Description

    Men walking through arrival lounge at airport.
    News conference with British diplomat, Sir John Leahy, who had gone to Angola.
    Man and families commenting on ordeal.
    Initials


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ENGLAND, LONDON

    The sixteen British men, recently freed by UNITA forces after being held prisoner for two months in Angola, have arrived back in Britain. Also in the party was the Portuguese wife of one of the men. Their ordeal had begun in February when anti-government UNITA forces over-run the town of Kafunfo in Northeast Angola. They were forced to march for more than a month through 500 kilometres (300 miles) of Angolan bush. Their release was secured after Britain sent a senior diplomat to Angola to meet UNITA'S leader, Jonas Savimbi The former captives were clearly pleased to be home, and a reunion for families and friends was organised soon after their arrival. All the Britons said they have signed declarations stating they would not return to Angola.

    Source: BBC 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TK5Z1RTEKHB1I4VR2TY3OAJH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TK5Z1RTEKHB1I4VR2TY3OAJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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