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Nigeria / Biafra / Battle Film #441021

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1968
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(Studio) International Red Cross reports Nigerian plane bombed Biafra hospital, killing many. Fighting at stalemate; due to French weapons in Biafra. Half of Biafra nears starvation; little food flown in. Film of battle in Onitsha shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Biafra) November, 1968, film shown. 7 mercenaries head 4,000 commandoes. Michelle X, Big Bill, Marco the Brave are white mercenaries. Belgian, Marc Goossens, had fought in Congo and Yemen. [GOOSSENS - speaks of pay and weapons in interview with reporter] Major Williams, ("sic") action noted. [WILLIAMS - instructs troops.] [WILLIAMS - fights against Communists.] Battle action filmed. Goossens shot and killed. Film shown. Goossens' money, stolen by Commando, recovered at gun point. [WILLIAMS - explains future plans.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley {narrates French film}

Brinkley, David

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