• Short Summary

    In northern Namibia (South West Africa) South African troops are stepping up bush patrols in an effort to beat back the current SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) offensive in the white farming districts.

  • Description

    1.
    GV South African troops leaving Tsumeb barracks in trucks. (3 SHOTS)
    0.30

    2.
    GV Convoy escorted by armoured cars returning from sports day for schools at Grootfontein. (2 SHOTS)
    0.45

    3.
    AERIAL VIEW Elephant killed by guerrilla landmine. (2 SHOTS)
    1.05

    4.
    SV Soldier holding gun in helicopter.
    1.09

    5.
    AERIAL VIEW Helicopter landing on mountain to establish observation post.
    1.14

    6.
    GV Troops jumping from helicopter and running through bush. (3 SHOTS)
    1.36

    7.
    AERIAL VIEW Troops in the bushland. (2 SHOTS)
    1.49

    8.
    AERIAL VIEW Helicopter patrolling bushland.
    1.55

    9.
    GV Troops leaving helicopter at Tsumeb base.
    2.03




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    Background: In northern Namibia (South West Africa) South African troops are stepping up bush patrols in an effort to beat back the current SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) offensive in the white farming districts. A total of 37 guerrillas have been killed since says SWAPO infiltrated from Angola just over two weeks ago. South Africa says the incursion was the eighth since 1976. This elephant became a victim of the bush war after triggering off a landmine. SWAPO is against South African rule of Namibia and has been waging a bush war for sixteen years. The official Angolan news agency reported a SWAPO statement that guerrillas pushed their attacks to the outskirts of Windhoek. The communique said that guerrillas "dominated the military situation" in the white farming area of the north and that many farmers had fled to the city. However, South Africa's Security Forces Headquarters reported on Monday (26 April) that four black nationalist guerrillas were killed by their troops near the north central town of Otavi after a SWAPO attack on a white farmstead.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA5NR6NT0GBT1PAAF600SCLWDA
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5NR6NT0GBT1PAAF600SCLWDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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