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