• Short Summary

    "97 ex-terrorists put recently in freedom thank to the Province Government the clemency way and affirm their integration and their fidelity to the Governmental program to built a better Guinee".

  • Description


    ROLL I
    100 ft


    AERIAL VIEWS CAIO ISLAND WITH LIGHTHOUSE, AT THE MOUTH OF RIVER GEBA, 46 MILES WEST OF BISSAU PORTUGUESE GUINEA. 3 SHOTS. (SEE ROLL II FOR FURTHER SHOTS)



    AERIAL VIEW SMALL VILLAGE WITH MODERN HOUSES AND NAINE HUTS, BUILT BY THE MILITARY.



    PORTUGUESE SOLDIER LEANING AGAINST WALL IN BISSAU STREET WITH MACHIAIE GUN.



    MILITARY TROOPS IN JEEP TA??? TO LOCAL NATIVES. BISSAU STREET. CARGO BOAT IN BACKGROUND UNLOADING BOMBS.



    TWO NATIVE WOMEN RESTING UNDER TREE BISSAU STREET.



    W/S BOAT UNLOADING BOMBS.



    VARIOUS C.U! & M.C.U! BOMBS BEING-UNLOADED. THESE BOMBS ARE PER USE BY PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE FIAT JET FIGHTERS.



    ROLL II
    100 ft


    VARIOUS SHOTS BOMBS UNLOADED ARMED SOLDIERS SUPERVISING UNLOADING IN BISSAU HARBOUR. (GIPSY MOTH V OUT OF SHOT IS MOORED 100 YARDS AWAY. SEE SHOTS IN ROLL IV.



    PORTUGUESE NAVAL GUN BOATS IN BISSAU HARBOUR.



    CAIO, W/S FROM TOP OF LIGHTHOUSE LOOKING DOWN ONTO TREES & BEACH. PAN UP TO GIPSY MOTH V ANCHORED OFF SHORE (SHE HAD ARRIVED DURING THE NIGHT).



    SIR F. CIHCHESTER ON ISLAND OF CAIO (THERE ARE ONLY 70 INHABITANTS WHITE & BLACK). WATCHING CLOTHES MAKER WORKING. HE WAS MAKING A SCARF FOR SIR F.C.



    ROLL III



    SIR F.C. ARRIVES AT MAIN STREET CAIO AND LOOKS AT SIGN SAYING-CAIO-PILOTES. (ONE OF THESE PILOTS SHOW CHICHESTER AND GM.V UP THE RIVER TO BISSAU). THE SIGN ASSURER ROUNDED BY LOCAL BLACK CHILDREN."



    CHICHESTER IN RUBBER DINGHY RETURNS TO GM V WITH CAIO IN B/G



    C.U. CHICHESTER AND PILOT. IN DINGHY



    THE PORTUGUESE PATROL BOAT WHICH FOUND SIRFC. BY RADAR ON JANUARY 6TH AT 20-15, FOLLOWS HIM FROM CAIO TO BISSAU WITH PILOT ON BOARD TO ONE DIRECTIONS.



    C.U. RADAR SCANNER ON PATROL BOAT.



    W/S. SIR F.C. ON DECK PUTTING UP SAIL WITH PATROL GUNBOAT IN B/G.



    THERE ARE NO SHOTS OF GMV. ARRIVING AT CAIO OR BISSAD AS THIS TOOK PLACE DURING THE NIGHT OF JAN: 6th & 8.



    HE TRAVELLED AT NIGHT UP RNER DUE TO STRONG TIDES. AND MORE WIND M.C.U. TWISTED CAMERA MOUNT ON BOARD GMV. THIS IS A FIXED BBC CAMERA OPERATED BY REMOTE CONTROL, AND WAS TWISTED BY A BIG WAVE IN A STORM.



    AS ABOVE BUT SHOT FROM ABOVE. M.L.S. TWISTED PULPITON GMV BY STORM AT ANCHOR IN BISSAU HARBOUR.



    CONTINUED. C.U. DAMAGED PULPIT ON STARBOARD BOW OF G.M.V in BISSAU HARBOUR.



    ROLL IV



    COMMODORE LUCIANO BASTOS OF THE PORTUGUESE NAVY (THE GOVERNOR - GENERAL RIBETRO DE SPINOLA'S NO 1 MAN WHEN HE IS AWAY) AND HIS CHIEF ENGINEER VISIT SIR F.C.ON BOARD GMV IN BISSAU HARBOUR TO SEE WHAT REPAIRS ARE NECESSARY (THE PORTUGUESE NAVY WILL THEN CARRY OUT THE NECESSARY REPAIRS).



    HIGH ANGLE SHOT LOOKING DOWN ONTO DECK OF GMV WITH TWISTED BOOM LYING ALONG DECK. SIR F.C. WALKS INTO SAOT AND EXAMINE BOOM.



    AS ABOVE SHOT FROM DECK.



    SIR F.C. ON DECK LOOKS UP FROM BOOM TOWARDS CARGO BOAT 100 YDS AWAY IN HARBOUR (SEE ROLL II UNLOADING BOMBS).



    CREW OF NAVY MECHANICS REMOVE BENT BOOM FROM DECK OF GMV. BENT BY LARGE WAVE IN STORM.



    BENT BOOM IS PLACED ON RUBBER DINWAY TO BE TAKEN ASHORE.



    GROUP OF NAVAL MEN WORKING ON BENT PULPIT. (POSSIBLY U/S AS SUNLIGHT MAY HAVE GOT INTO CAMERA)



    ROLL V



    VARIOUS SHOTS GMV MOORED IN BISSAU HARBOUR



    C.V. NAVAL ENGINEERS WORKING ON DAMAGED BOW - LOW ANGLE WITH NAME OF BOAT ON SIDE



    SIR F.C. ARRIVES AT GOVERNORS HOUSE IN BISSAU TO MEET THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL DO SPINOLA.



    INTERIOR GOVERNORS PALACE SIRFC TALKS WITH GOVERNOR & RECEIVES NAVIGATING-AWARD. (AVAILABLE LIGHTING VERY POOR FILM POSSIBLY U/S)



    ROLL VI



    ARMED GUARD ON STEPS OF GOVERNORS PALACE. PULLOUT TO W/S OF BAND & GUARD ARRIVING.



    2 SHOTS GUARDS DRILLING IN FRONT OF PALACE AND STANDING AT EASE.



    VARIOUS GROUPS & C.U's OF LOCAL INHABITANTS WALKING ALONG STREET BY PALACE AS BAND & GUARD DEPART.



    C.U. WOMAN WALKING WITH BOTTLE ON HEAD.



    DITTO WITH BOX ON HEAD.



    PRISONERS LEAVING COACH OUTSIDE PALACE PULL OUT TO W/S.



    PRISONERS BEING LED UP PALACE STEPS.



    DITTO PASSED ARMED GUARD



    PRISONERS FILE INTO PALACE.



    W/S SPECTATORS AND FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF PRISONERS RUNNING TOWARDS PALACE.



    INTERIORS. PAN & WIDE SHOT OF PRISONERS INSIDE PALACE WAITING TO BE RELEASED



    ROLL VII



    C.V. FACES OF PRISONERS. WALKING SHOT PASSED FACES.



    THE GOVERNOR (GENERAL RIBEIRODE SPINOLA) & COLLEAGUES ENTER ROOM.



    ELDERS AND FAMILIES IN WHITE DRAPES LOOK ON, LEADER OF TERRORISTS MAKES SPEECH



    GOVERNOR AT MICROPHONE WEARING MONOCLE MAKES SPEECH RELEASING PRISONERS.



    PRISONERS W/S APPLAUD GOVERNORS SPEECH.



    W/S GOVERNOR AT MICROPHONE FASTPAN TO PRISONERS.



    C.U. GOVERNORS HAND PULLOUT TO MID SHOT GOVERNOR SHAKING HANDS WITH RELEASED PRISONERS.



    EXTERIOR. OUTSIDE PALACE, RELEASED PRISONERS LEAVE AND JOIN UP WITH RELATIVES.



    VARIOUS SHOTS OF ATMOSPHERE OUTSIDE PALACE.



    ROLL VIII



    G.M.V AND WARSHIP ANCHORED W BISSAU. PULL BACK TO W/S. OF PALM TREES AND ONLOOKERS. (2. TAKES)



    SLEEPING COLOURED NATIVE AND GMV IN. B/G.



    PAN HARBOUR QUAYSIDE ALONG



    G.M.V FULL BACK TO COLOURED BOYS ON QUAYSIDE.



    STERN OF FISHING BOAT IN HARBOUR ZOOM INTO SLEEPING PIGS.



    G/V. FISHINGBOATS IN HARBOUR.



    THREE NATIVE BOYS LOOKING AT G.M.V



    W/S, C.U. & W/S OF FRANCIS CHICHESTER COMING HAZF OUT OF CABIN ON GMV, NAMED WAIST UP.



    THE TAPE ENCLOSED, IS



    START. BAND PLAYING AS IT ARRIVES AT PALACE TROOPS OUTSIDE PALACE



    MIDDLE, THE GOVERNOR. GENERAL SPINOLA-PART OF HIS SPEECH IN PORTUGUESE INSIDE PALACE



    END. MY DESCRIPTION OF SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTERS ARRIVAL AT CAIO ON JAN: 6th UNTIL HIS VISIT TO THE GOVERNOR ON JAN: 10th




    Initials



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    Background: "97 ex-terrorists put recently in freedom thank to the Province Government the clemency way and affirm their integration and their fidelity to the Governmental program to built a better Guinee".

    Following a politic of tolerance and opening to the participation of all Guinee's people to built its own future that we make this inscription of the freedom, more 97 elements who made part of the "African politic group for freedom of Guinee an "Cabo-Verde"(PAIGC)."
    Policy made under the Marxist's shapes and throwed by Russia, whose strategic of dominion of the Cape's way gives great importance to Guinee and "Cabo-Verde" islands.

    Those ex-terrorists, infiltrated in Portuguese territory of Guinea coming from their bases in the Republic of Guinea and Senegal, they were captured by the Portuguese Forces and they were making legal condemnations for having ruled and executed armed-actions against no armed people.

    The act of clemency for these 97 ex-"guerilleros" of PAIGC it's not inedited, but a new edition of same rules that Government, since some time ago, come regularly decreeing and by which more than 3 thousands of ex-terrorists were already the beneficiaries.

    Elements who are now free from the subjugation and the publicity of the political group, and contacting with the work made by the Government and in which they see their wished of progress and promotion, they fighted now they are completely put in the political program, where they are the most enthusiastic partners. The pictures are showing us the special moment of thanks from the free-people to the Portuguese Guinee's Governor, General Antonio de Spinola.

    Speaking in the name of all, two of the ex-elements of the PAIGC, a "guerillero" and an important chief, they thank very much to the Governor his attitude, and they promised his future fidelity Government's program, which interprets and concretes really his own wishes and all Guinee's people ones. Rafael Barbosa, ex-president of the central Committee of PAIGC, one of those free-people last year, assured to the General SPINOLA, "by right of life-experience and by necessity to compensate the long time of wrong activity" that "they were true the thanks' manifestations and also true the future promisings expressed by the recently free-people".

    his Government is following, and forgetting passed aversions to go on with a better future where all Guinee's sons make part integrated in the superior administration-board and of the legislative organs, defined in these next words his attitude:
    "- It's in this way of thinking that we put the Government's decision, increase the returning to their families, ancients-militants of the PAIGC, which, suggested by false promises, thought to battle by the people's ideal. For these and all those consciently want to follow us to built a better future, we'll go on receiving them, tenderly, giving to them a complete liberty to make part of the various works for the progress of their country".

    At the end, the free-people acclaimed, hotly, the Governor, to whom they shake hands, personally.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADPE46HP4U5E99CXMR61HS8711
    Media URN:
    VLVADPE46HP4U5E99CXMR61HS8711
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:15:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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