• Short Summary

    In Angola, ten men, said to be members of the UNITA guerrilla movement operating in the south of the country, are on trial, accused of organising a bombing campaign.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Devastated building, Mavinga, showing bullet holes in wall on side wall of church (2 shots)
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    2.
    CU Paper on ground
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    3.
    SV ZOOM IN CU Sign reading Mavinga
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    4.
    GV Wrecked building
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    5.
    GV AND SV Group of people standing around
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    6.
    GV PAN More damage
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    7.
    SV PAN Of slogan on building
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    8.
    CU AND GV More people looking on
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    Background: In Angola, ten men, said to be members of the UNITA guerrilla movement operating in the south of the country, are on trial, accused of organising a bombing campaign. The prosecution has demanded the death penalty for four of them.

    SYNOPSIS: Southern Angola suffers from the activities of two separate forces--the South Africans and the guerrillas. According to East German Television, who shot these pictures, the South Africans caused the damage in Mavinga, a town some 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of the Namibian border. South African forces cross into Angola with object of putting out of action guerrilla bases from which the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) operates in Namibia. The East Germans say there have been 600 South African raids this year.

    The UNITA attacks have a different object--though the Angolan government often refers to UNITA as "South African puppets". It is still struggling to overthrow the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, which has been in power in the country since the Portuguese left five years ago.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB30L20084JIRHXNOY54BGC9LQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB30L20084JIRHXNOY54BGC9LQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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