• Short Summary

    THE TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS, INVITED 18 MONTHS AGO BY THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO WATCH THE CONDUCT OF TROOPS IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, HAVE ATTENDED A SPECIAL DINNER PARTY.

  • Description

    1.
    SV REAR ADMIRAL WEY RECEIVING OBSERVERS
    0.06

    2.
    MV GOWON GREETING OBSERVERS AND NIGERIAN GUESTS
    0.17

    3.
    CU TOASTED SAVOURIES ON PLATE
    0.19

    4.
    SV GUESTS TAKING SAVOURIES FROM TRAY
    0.27

    5.
    SCU NIGERIAN GUESTS TALKING
    0.30

    6.
    GUESTS SEATED AT TABLE
    0.34

    7.
    SV GOWON SEATED WITH COL. BIERNACKI & WEY
    0.35

    8.
    SV CHIEF ENAHARO AND RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SEATED (3 SHOTS)
    0.40

    9.
    SV & CU GOWON ADDRESSES GUESTS AND GUESTS APPLAUD (3 SHOTS)
    0.57

    10.
    SCU BIERNACKI AND GOWON DRINK TOAST
    1.04



    Initials OJP/VS/BOB/PS



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    Background: THE TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS, INVITED 18 MONTHS AGO BY THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO WATCH THE CONDUCT OF TROOPS IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, HAVE ATTENDED A SPECIAL DINNER PARTY. IT WAS ARRANGED BY THE HEAD OF STATE...MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON...TO MARK THE END OF THEIR DUTIES FOLLOWING THE ENDING OF THE WAR LAST MONTH. IT WAS HELD ON TUESDAY (24 FEB.) AT DODAN BARRACKS IN LAGOS.

    THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR BEGAN 2 AND HALF YEARS AGO, AND THE OBSERVERS, WHO HAVE BEEN IN NIGERIA MORE THAN HALF THAT TIME, HAVE SO FAR LODGED ABOUT 15 SUBMISSIONS. THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM RETURN WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK TO THEIR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS. THEY ARE MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES FROM BRITAIN, CANADA, SWEDEN, AND POLAND. THE UNITED NATION'S OBSERVER, AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT, HAS BEEN BRIGADIER SAID UDDIN KHAN. COLONEL BIERNACKI IS THE POLISH OBSERVER.

    THEIR MAIN MISSION HAS BEEN TO OBSERVE THE CONDUCT OF FEDERAL TROOPS. AS THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION IS BEING REPLACED BY A CIVILIAN ONE IN THE EAST CENTRAL STATE, THE TEAM IS NO LONGER NECESSARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78XBRKOFIHMMWSD6Q3NJ7WJEA
    Media URN:
    VLVA78XBRKOFIHMMWSD6Q3NJ7WJEA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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