UN TROOPS OCCUPY KATANGA PROVINCE IN THE CONGO The United Nations send troops to the Katanga province in the Congo, which seceded from the rest of the country. Confusion reigns in Elizabethville as locals demonstrate against the occupation.
Date: September 14, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
U.N. CONSIDERS KATANGA CRISIS At U.N. Headquarters in New York, Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold calls for a resolution for speedy withdrawal of Belgium troops from Katanga and a promise of non-interference in the Congo's internal affairs. Nevertheless, Katanga is very much in the international picture. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
CONGO WAR - BATTLE FOR KATANGA United Nations troops battle Katangese in the streets of Elizabethville as the attempt to force Moise Tshombe to rid his army of mercenaries and sit down with the Central Government and plan for a unification of his secessionist Province with the Government of President Adoula.
KATANGA TROOPS FIGHT U.N. FORCE New violence flares in the unhappy Congo as United Nations troops move in force against rebellious elements in Katanga Province. The troops of the secessionist province vow to follow a "scorched earth" policy and fight to the end. A fighter escort now accompanies U.S. cargo planes bringing in supplies.
1960 CIVIL WAR IN CONGO - 2 Moise Tshombe declares himself the ruler of the mineral-rich area of Katanga in southern Congo. European mercenaries are shown protecting his government. Congolese politicians argue amongst themselves. The first Prime minister of Congo, Patrice Lumumba, is shown being arrested.
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