South Africa claims 314 guerrillas were killed in recent operations against the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) in Southern Angola.
GV Mounted patrol leaving the Ogongo camp, 60 kilometres from the Angolan border.
CU Mounted soldiers carrying guns. (2 SHOTS)
GV ZOOM OUT FROM Huts TO patrol in open country. (4 SHOTS)
GV Shop at Tsani with soldiers checking bullet holes in wall. (5 SHOTS)
SV Empty cartridge shells left from raid and gathered by members of patrol.
CU Shopkeeper looking at shells, and soldiers examining them. (2 SHOTS)
SV Soldiers stopping traffic at roadblock. (2 SHOTS)
CU Armed soldier on guard as driver's papers are checked. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Truck is waved through.
GV Soldiers on Buffalo Troop carrier through the bush.
SV PAN School building PAN TO troop carrier.
SV School children look on as principal talks to soldiers about security. (3 SHOTS)
SV INT Soldier checking population register inside Umungwalume tribal office. (5 SHOTS)
GV Soldiers with mine detectors walking along road, as troop carriers follow. (2 SHOTS)
GV Soldier with mine detector calls out to his sergeant on discovering metal object. After clearing the dirt, he realises it was a false alert. (2 SHOTS)
CU Soldiers patrolling area.
soldiers talking to civilians asking if anything suspicious seen checking maps and directions along route
soldiers on buffalo troop carriers through the bush and relaxing along road stop-off at school, talking to principle and once again checking route, also check on security situation. shot inside shot of the Umungwalume tribal office. soldier checking on pops register for election purposes. this done because latest census data not yet available
outside shot of the office with woman passing in front of camera and showing security fence.
civilian truck stuck in sand and soldiers helping to pull it out with the troop carrier.
mine sweeping exercise in area close to where a shop was attacked last sunday troops taking protective cover while crew assembles detecting devices."
early morning at the Ogongo camp about 60 kilometres from the Angolan border troops waiting to be briefed
group of soldiers ready for a patrol standing around.
mounted patrol at Umbalanto readying to go out for the days patrol. various shots with horses and then riding out of the base area. note that the civilians in the picture were there to receive pension pay outs. wide shots are of the Umbalanto tribal offices and the area around.
shots of the shop at Tsandi that was attacked last sunday. eight people were killed in the incident. soldiers checking for spent ammunition and shot of the shopkeeper pointing out the spot where the attackers stood.
spent cartridges on the ground and soldiers guarding area. roadblock on a public road in the operational area.
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Background: South Africa claims 314 guerrillas were killed in recent operations against the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) in Southern Angola. Security measures have also been tightened in northern parts of Namibia (South West Africa), ruled by South Africa in defiance of United Nations resolutions. Military patrols were set up after a SWAPO mortar attack in the village of Tsani, 50 kilometres south of Namibia's border with Angola, SWAPO's main base in its 16-year-old bush war against white rule. The raid, on a store often used by policemen, resulted in the killing of seven Ovambo civilians. Pretoria has accused the black nationalist organisation of plotting a series of sabotage attacks at a time when international negotiations on Namibia are said to be making good progress. There is concern, however, that continuing South African incursions in Southern Angola could jeopardies the talks. The talks, in New York and Washington involve a five-nation contact group - Britain, France, Canada, West Germany and the United States. The United Nations, black front-line states in Southern Africa, and the two warring sides, South Africa and SWAPO, are also taking part in the negotiations.