Series Elizabethville Branch Office - Cables - S-0772

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S-0772

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Elizabethville Branch Office - Cables

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  • 1960 - 1964 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 14

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Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, telegrams, air transport manifest lists, handwritten cables, and newspapers clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: visits of UN personnel; burning of villege in Kamina; transport of food supplies; attacks on Katanga villeges; evacuation from Kitona; requests for additional UN staff; Red Cross; movement of refugees; use of Red Cross emblem and vehicles by mercenaries; accidents with UN vehicles; reconstruction of bridges; accomodations for UN personnel; directions and maintenance of law and order in Elizabethville; accusations regarding UN military actions; incidents involving ANC soldiers; re-integration of Congo into Africa; Ethiopian troops raping women and children in communes; death threats to UN personnel; smuggeling; burglaries; and robberies. Correspondents include General Von Horn; Mr. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; General Gheysen; E.W. Mathu; I.E. Berendsen; A. Gilpin; S. Linner; Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General; S. Habib Ahmed; J. Rolz Bennett; Robert Gardiner; G. Ghaleb, Acting UN Representative; and Ralph Bunche. Arranged generally by correspondent, and therein by incoming/outgoing and chronologically.

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DAG-13/1.6.4.3.2.0 (b.1-13)

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