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English: Original caption: "
U.S. Air Force photos. Some of the hostages after the terrible shooting by the rebels
".
Photo is of the rescue operation of Western hostages held in Stanleyville during the Congo Crisis in late November 1965. The soldier lying prone appears to be a Belgian paracommando. 50 years later he was identified by former hostages and admitted the picture was a build-up. He was asked by a photographer to lay on that spot just the time of a photograph. Indeed the hostages were killed minutes before the troops arrived and the soldiers immediately took full control of that street. Above all, the way this soldier lays is against all tactical options.
Français : Sauvetage des otages occidentaux. Les quelques otages abattus par les rebelles à la dernière minute gisent au sol sur la rue Ketele. Le soldat du premier plan a admis près de 50 ans plus tard avoir été requis de prendre cette pose (très peu tactique) pour la photo.
Date late November 1964
date QS:P,+1964-11-00T00:00:00Z/10,P4241,Q40719766
Source http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/csi/odom/odom.asp
Author U.S. Air Force

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Public domain
This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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current17:52, 23 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 17:52, 23 February 2012448 × 233 (42 KB)Ras67cropped and slightly leveled
04:33, 27 September 2005Thumbnail for version as of 04:33, 27 September 2005450 × 235 (19 KB)Renamed user ixgysjijelfrom http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/csi/odom/odom.asp, original caption states: "U.S. Air Force photo" and "Some of the hostages after the terrible shooting by the rebels". Photo is of the rescue operation of Western hostages held in Stanleyvill
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