A U.S. Tactical Air Command C-13OE plane lands and raises considerable dust as it fully reverses all four engines to stop on the short dirt runway at Paulis, Republic of Congo, for evacuation to Leopoldville. Belgian soldiers direct the former hostages to board the aircraft. They do so carrying personal luggage. Several of the freed hostages appear to be clergymen.
View from cockpit of a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft through final approach and landing at Paulis airfield, Republic of Congo. On the ground, Belgian soldiers direct former hostages to board with their baggage via the rear door of the aircraft. View of the C-130 taking off from the airfield. Soon after, another C-130 lands, raising much dust as it reverses all four engines.
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.