• Short Summary

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LEOPOLDVILLE DECEMBER 10, GENERAL SEAN MCKEOWN, UNITED NATIONS COMMANDER IN THE CONGO, GAVE NEWSMEN DETAILS OF THE FIGHTING IN KATANGA.

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    SV PRESS
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    LV GENERAL MCKEOWN SOF BEGINS "AND THE CONCLUSION.."
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    SV PRESS
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    CU GENERAL MCKEOWN SOF CONTINUES.." .. THE USE AGAIN OF CIVILIANS..."
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    CU PHOTOGRAPHER.
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    CU SOG QUESTION: ASKED "WOULD YOU SAY THIS WAS A DIRTY WAR..."
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    SV JOURNALISTS.
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    CU GENERAL MCKEOWN SOF BEGINS..."THE INFLAMMATORY SPEECHES SOF ENDS "...AND PERHAPS BRING ABOUT THIS POLITICAL DOWNFALL."
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    TRANSCRIPT: MCKEOWN: "AND THE CONCLUSION REACHED BY US IS THAT IF WE ARE TO STRIKE AT ALL, NOW IS THE TIME TO STRIKE. AND BEAT THEM NOW BEFORE THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY OF FULLY REINFORCING. THE USE AGAIN OF CIVILIANS AS AN INFORMATION OR INTELLIGENCE NETWORK IS ABSOLUTELY COMPLETE AND HIGHLY ORGANIZED." QUESTION: "WOULD YOU SAY THIS IS A DIRTY WAR?".. MCKEOWN: "YES, BECAUSE OF THE VERY THINGS I HAVE SAID TO YOU: THE USE OF THE RED CROSS MARKINGS, THE USE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, THE USE OF HOSPITALS TO SHELTER BEHIND, AND FROM WHICH THEY TAKE OFFENSIVE AND SAVAGE ACTION AGAINST THE U.N.TROOPS. THE INFLAMMATORY SPEECHES BY TSHOMBE AND HIS OTHER MINISTERS CONTINUE. BUT DESPITE THAT THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT TSHOMBE NOW REALISES THE WEAKNESS, THE HOPELESSNESS OF HIS POSITION, AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUSLY I THINK, THAT HE REALISES THAT ANY PROLONGATION OF THIS FIGHTING IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO WEAKEN HIS POSITION, CAN PERHAPS BRING ABOUT HIS POLITICAL DOWNFALL."




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    Background: AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LEOPOLDVILLE DECEMBER 10, GENERAL SEAN MCKEOWN, UNITED NATIONS COMMANDER IN THE CONGO, GAVE NEWSMEN DETAILS OF THE FIGHTING IN KATANGA. HE THOUGHT THE UN COULD RESTORE LAW AND ORDER "IN A MATTER OF DAYS" AND REMOVE THE FOREIGN MERCENARIES, WHO WOULD BE HANDED OVER TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, IF THIS WAS REQUESTED.

    THE GENERAL SAID HE WAS IN FAVOUR OF IMMEDIATE ACTION:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC40CW053W7LUHNBKZWUGVFNL9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC40CW053W7LUHNBKZWUGVFNL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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