Belgian troops on Kamina airfield in Republic of Congo. U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft behind them, raising dust with engines running. Belgian officers talk with a U.S. Air Force photographer. A U.S. Air Force Captain at flight planning table with several Belgian officers. Supplies being unloaded from C-130 aircraft. A truck moves away from the plane. Belgian Army scout cars drive across ramp and troops get down. U.S. Air Force Colonel Clayton M.Isaacson stands with an Air Force Captain and a photographer as they watch the C-130 commence its takeoff. The C-130 begins takeoff, raising dust. A Belgian soldier, with machine gun watches. The Aircraft makes long takeoff roll and barely clears trees at end of the airstrip.
Bodies of persons killed in Congo, when some 200 foreigners and thousands of Congolese were executed by rebel "Simbas" in Stanleyville and environs, in 1964. Evidence being gathered to facilitate prosecution of perpetrators. Major-general Joseph Mobutu, Congo Army chief of Staff, is seen confering with other Congo officials. Two possible perpetrators are seen. Rescued persons receiving food at a temporary camp. Persons accused of inhumane treatment of others on trial. Soldiers using force to capture troublemakers. Delegates seen at the Third Geneva Convention at the Palace of Nations in in 1949. Viet Cong prisoners being treated humanely, in accordance with the provisions of the 3rd Geneva Convention, during Vietnam war. Some seen switching allegiance to Republic of Vietnam.
European hostages, rescued from Stanleyville, arriving at Leopoldville airport in the Congo, during insurrection there in 1964. Rescued persons deplane from U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft by way of its rear cargo door and ramps. Sick and wounded are met by medical personnel who place them in ambulances. Next, text from 3rd Geneva Convention, of 1949, is displayed. Scene shifts to U.S. military advisers in Vietnam helping train Republic of Vietnam soldiers (ARVN) in proper treatment of prisoners; methods of taking prisoners with minimum of force; interrogation methods; and medical treatment of wounded prisoners.
Priest conducts services for dead in Leopoldville, Republic of Congo. United States Marines place American flags over bodies of two Americans who were among group of Belgians and Americans held hostage, and slain by Simba rebels in Stanleyville. Honorable George M. Godley, U.S. Ambassador to Congo is present.
A U.S. Air Force C-13OE, carrying freed hostages (some dead and injured) from Stanleyville, taxis to parking position near hangar in Leopoldville, Republic of Congo. Ambassador George M. Godley boards the plane as crewmen including Captain Charles Gonzales stand next to the plane. A United States Marine Corps Corporal and an American Army Private First Class stand in the hangar, holding a folded American flag with a priest in background. A covered body being carried off the aircraft and placed near other such bodies, lying on the hangar floor. Refugees get off the plane. A number of other refugees, arrive at the airfield preparing to leave the Congo. Some carry passports.
Crisis of Insurrection in Republic of Congo. A U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft parked on a ramp. A B-26 aircraft taxiing behind it. Belgian troops with their gear rest in shade under wing of a C-130 aircraft. Ambulances drive to the tail of a C-130 that just arrived. The tail door of the aircraft opens and Belgian women and children (hostages freed from Stanleyville) come down the ramp. They are met and driven away. Another C-130 arrives and also discharges freed Belgian hostages.