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    U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld arrived by air in Leopoldville, Congo, Jan 4, for talks with U.N.?

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    GV Plane arrives
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    LV Troops lined up
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    LV Hammarskjoeld greeted
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    LV & SV H inspects guard
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    LV & SV H towards
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    BV H walks to helicopter
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    SV PAN H enters helicopter
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    LV & SV Band plays
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    GV People on airport watch
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    LV Troops leave
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    Initials JRG/S/JH


    U.N. Conciliation Commission, Leopoldville, 0087/61

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    Background: U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld arrived by air in Leopoldville, Congo, Jan 4, for talks with U.N. commanders and officials with President Kasavubu.

    Congolese troops and U.N. soldiers from Tunisia, Morocco and the Sudan formed the guard of honour. Mr. Hammarskjoeld then flew by helicopter into the capital for talks at U.N. headquarters.

    There had a taste of the violent factions of Congolese personalities in this first half year of independence: demonstrators yelled: 'Free Lumumba' and 'Uhuru' (Freedom). Colonel Mobutu was absent from Leopoldville.

    Mr. Hammarskjoeld was due to leave the Congo for South Africa Jan 6.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8W6QKNTEWFKLA3A23W4MJDRW5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W6QKNTEWFKLA3A23W4MJDRW5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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