• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF 111 WHITE MERCENARIES WHO FOUGHT IN CONGO-KINSHASA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) SIGNED A PLEDGE THAT THEY WOULD NEVER RETURN TO SERVICE IN AFRICA.

  • Description


    MERCENARIES IN CAMP; REPORTER SPEAKING TO MERCENARIES



    REPORTER: "COULD YOU JUST TELL US HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION OF THE OAU COMMITTEE. ARE YOU PEOPLE HAPPY ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION?"



    MERCENARY: "AS LONG AS WE GET OUT SAFETY. WE GAVE OUR ARMS UP AS WE WERE SUPPOSED TO SO WHY SHOULDN'T WE GET OUT PROPERLY."



    REPORTER: "FINE, SO HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHEN YOU MAY BE MOVING...OF COURSE FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE GOING TO BE DOCUMENTED, FINGER-PRINTED. DO YOU THINK THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A LONG TIME?"



    MERCENARY: "I DON'T KNOW. I HOPE IT DOESN'T."



    REPORTER: "YOU HOPE IT DOESN'T. WHERE DO YOU PARTICULARLY WANT TO GO WHEN YOU LEAVE HERE?"



    MERCENARY: "MY HOME COUNTRY."



    REPORTER: "WHICH IS THAT SIR? (LAUGHTER) YOU WON'T TELL ME. AND HOW ABOUT THE KATANGESE MOST OF THOSE WILL BE GOING OFF TO VARIOUS PARTS OF AFRICA. DO YOU... ARE THEY HAPPY WITH THIS TOO?"



    MERCENARY: "NO,I DON'T THINK THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO THE CONGO."



    REPORTER: "THEY DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THE CONGO, DESPITE THE OAU AGREEMENT? THE OAU HAS GUARANTEED THEIR SAFETY IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THE CONGO."



    MERCENARY: "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAST REVOLUTION?"



    REPORTER: "WHAT DID HAPPEN IN THE LAST REVOLUTION?"



    MERCENARY: "ABOUT ONE HUNDRED WERE KILLED."



    REPORTER: "ABOUT ONE HUNDRED WERE KILLED?"



    MERCENARY: "NOT A HUNDRED, COUPLE OF HUNDRED, FIVE HUNDRED."



    REPORTER: "FIVE HUNDRED WERE KILLED. YOU FEEL THAT MOST OF THESE KATANGESE, ABOUT A THOUSAND, THERE WON'T BE ANY OF THESE WILL OPT TO GO BACK TO THE CONGO?



    MERCENARY: "PROBABLY COUPLE."



    REPORTER: "ONLY A COUPLE."


    1.
    LV WHITE MERCENARIES IN THEIR CAMP
    0.11

    2.
    SCU REPORTER SPEAKS TO MERCENARY
    1.23



    Initials JSU/VS/MR/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A GROUP OF 111 WHITE MERCENARIES WHO FOUGHT IN CONGO-KINSHASA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) SIGNED A PLEDGE THAT THEY WOULD NEVER RETURN TO SERVICE IN AFRICA.

    THE MERCENARIES HAVE BEEN LIVING IN MAKESHIFT REFUGEE CAMPS IN RWANDA SINCE THEIR RETREAT FROM BUKAVU, IN CONGO-KINSHASA AND YESTERDAY SOME OF THEM WERE INTERVIEWED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE PLANS.

    DURING THE INTERVIEW THEY WERE ASKED HOW THEY FELT ABOUT THE PLEDGE:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKIKT6N7NRJKIQFYJLDF6YZS5
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKIKT6N7NRJKIQFYJLDF6YZS5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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