• Short Summary

    United Nations troops patrol the troubled Congo.

  • Description

    Item title reads - U.N. troops take over.


    Various shots of Congolese troops on patrol in empty street in Leopoldville. C/U soldiers with rifles. L/S empty street and burning car in middle of road, C/U's of wrecked and burning car. M/S excited people cheering the arrival of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and the President Joseph Kasavubu. M/S excited children waving. Various C/U's of Lumumba and Kasavubu having discussion with officials. M/S Ghanaian troops alighting from plane at Stanleyville. C/U soldiers. M/S troops lined up on aerodrome. M/S continuation of trouble in Leopoldville, Congolese massing in a roadway around a black man who has just been shot. C/U of the man laying dead on the road. M/S of the arrival of Belgian paratroopers with Congolese people following behind them. M/S as they start an argument. L/S Congolese arguing with Belgian paratroopers sitting in armoured car. C/U injured man wiping his forehead. L/S Congolese arguing amongst themselves and with paratroopers.

    L/S General Alexander arriving to investigate the shooting of the black man. General Alexander has been sent from Ghana by the United Nations. C/U of him looking at the dead man. C/U General Alexander talking to an official. M/S the departure of Belgian paratroops from the aerodrome (D'Jelle airport) M/S Belgian paratroops alighting from truck on aerodrome. M/S pan Belgian paratroops preparing to leave by plane. M/S more refugees arriving in Brazzaville. M/S injured refugee in stretcher being carried to safety. C/U injured man with blood stained shirt. M/S refugee centre. M/S refugees taking a meal. M/S family group of refugees waiting.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:43:00 / 01:34:22:00

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