Series S-0788 - Force Commander - Non-Registry

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Force Commander - Non-Registry


  • 1960 - 1964 (Creation)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 3.5 linear ft. of textual records, No. of Boxes: 7

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Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, code cables, incoming and outgoing cables, situation reports, illustrations, maps, minutes of meetings, photographs, press releases, information circulars, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: ANC; movement of troops; Congolese Army; violence between UN personnel and Congolese; fighting between ANC and UN troops; theft and recovery of UN vehicles; labor strikes; debate in UN over Kruschev and Hammarskjold; Coud d'Etat in Congo; violence against Europeans in Congo; military operations; military build up; withdrawal of troops from provinces; provisions of foodstuffs and equipment; sacking, looting, and rapes committed by ANC troops; murder of Europeans; bread poisening in Goma; road blocks; destruction of bridges; cease-fire in Katanga; refugee camps; unlawful importation of arms, ammunition, and military equipment; operation 'Rum Punch'; explosion in Kindu; curfews; customs issues at ports; ex-gendarmes; and entrances into Ruandan territory. Correspondents include Lg. Normandin, Liason Officer to ANC; Wf. Wiltshire, Chief Air Transport Officer; General M. Eoin, Force Commander, Leopoldville; General Mobutu, Commander in Chief, ANC; Major Ce. Davidsson; A.C. Gilpin, Special Assitant to the Officer-in-Charge; O. Jackman, OPI; Ambassador R. Dayal, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; J.G. Poulin, Chief of Military Operations; Ben Twigt, Chief Logistics Officer; N. Boskovic, Senior Consultant; K. Gordon, Chief OPI; and Major General A. F. Klintberg, Deputy Force Commander. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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DAG-13/ (b.1-6)

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