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Nigerian Troops in the Congo, circa 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043FF

Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs, measuring 240 x 180 mm, probably by official photographers, of the air lift of Nigerian troops to the Congo as part of the United Nations force (ONUC). The first of these went in November 1960: those serving in Kivu Province, where Kindi is situated, were the 5th Battalion and the Field Squadron. Nigerian troops served in the Congo until 1964.


  • Creation: 1960

Conditions Governing Access

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6 item(s) (6 images)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Generally good condition, although owing to the sticking of some photographs by damp, two have been trimmed and still have some damage in the top left hand corner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These photographs were given by Dr. Thomas Ofcansky in May 1983.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 55.


For more information about the U.N. Mission see: Ohaegbulam, Festus Ugboaja (1982), 'Nigeria and the UN mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo', Tampa: University Presses of Florida.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
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