Forty-seven rescued Israeli hostages arrive in Paris after Palestinians seized them at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.
Forty-seven rescued Israeli hostages arrive in Paris after Palestinians seized them at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.
CINEMA/ HOSTAGES IN ENTEBBE
FR3 / France 3
Uganda Israel - Israeli FM Lieberman attends memorial for 1976 Entebbe rescue op
NAME: UGA ISRAEL 20090910I TAPE: EF09/0858 IN_TIME: 11:22:05:22 DURATION: 00:01:23:11 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Entebbe, 10 Sept 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of plane taxiing at Entebbe Airport 2. Ugandan and Israeli flags attached to plane 3. Ugandan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa (centre) awaiting arrival 4. Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman exiting the plane, descending plane stairs with aides 5. Wide of memorial plaque 6. Close-up of memorial plaque 7. Mid of Lieberman laying wreath 8. Mid of airline staff laying wreath 9. Mid of officials at ceremony 10. Various of Lieberman shaking hands with officials and going up plane stairs STORYLINE: Israel's foreign minister on Thursday laid a wreath at the site of a raid by Israeli commandos that freed more than 100 people whose plane had been hijacked by militants at a Ugandan airport. Avigdor Lieberman spoke briefly at the ceremony to commemorate the 1976 operation that claimed the lives of the brother of the current Israeli prime minister, three hostages and the two German and two Palestinian hijackers. About a third of the passengers aboard the flight were Israeli or Jews from other countries. Staff from the airline also laid a wreath at close to a plaque commemorating the event. Lieberman said that Israel had been fighting terrorism for 65 years and would continue to be a strong state to protect its citizens.
ANTI PANZER DEMO
40 SOF/OPT VS RESTAURANT NEAR BONN WHERE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE NAZI S.S. TANK CORPS CAME TOGETHER FOR A REUNION. THIS RIGHT WING ORGANIZATION ACHIEVED NOTORIETY IN 1976 WHEN THEY BESTOWED HONORARY MEMBERSHIP TO UGANDAN SOLDIER KILLED BY ISRAELI TROOPS IN THE ENTEBBE RAID. VS ANTI NAZI DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE RESTAURANT. VS DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING IN STREETS WITH ANTI NAZI BANNERS AND POSTERS, CHANTING ANTI NAZI SLOGANS. MCU BANNERS AND POSTERS. CI: GEOGRAPHIC: WEST GERMANY, BONN. BUILDINGS: RESTAURANTS. DEMONSTRATIONS, FOREIGN: WEST GERMANY. SIGNS: DEMONSTRATIONS. POLITICS, PARTIES: NAZI.
FILM RELEASE "HOSTAGES IN ENTEBBE"
A2 / France 2
Chaim Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the U.N., discusses how knowledge of Entebbe Airport in Uganda was crucial in attempts to rescue the hostages held there.
Chaim Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the U.N., discusses how knowledge of Entebbe Airport in Uganda was crucial in attempts to rescue the hostages held there.
STORMING HIJACKERS
CS VO HILLARY BROWN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ARMED COMMANDOS STORMING HIJACKED AIRCRAFT. 09:59:58 VS IN PARIS, FRANCE OF FRENCH ANTI TERRORIST COMMANDOS, THE GIGN, STORMING HIJACKED AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 8969. 10:00:23 INTV W/ ANTI TERRORIST EXPERT ABOUT THE GIGN. 10:00:35 FILE FTG OF GERMANY'S GSG9 ANTI TERRORIST UNIT TRAINING FILM. 10:00:47 FILE FTG FROM OCTOBER 1987. WS HIJACKED LUFTHANSA JET SITTING ON TARMAC IN MOGADISHU. 10:00:53 CU FREED HOSTAGE. 10:00:55 FILE FTG FROM JULY 1976 OF ISRAELI ANTI TERRORIST UNIT RESCUING 103 JEWISH PASSENGERS AT RAID ON ENTEBBE AIRPORT. 10:01:08 TWO SHOT BROTHER OF KILLED ENTEBBE COMMANDER, JONATHAN NETANYAHU, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU TALKING TO REPORTER. 10:01:14 INTV W/ NETANYAHU ABOUT NECESSITY OF ACTING SWIFTLY TO AVOID INSTANCE OF MORE HIJACKED PLANES IN THE FUTURE. 10:01:26 FTG FROM MALTA IN 1985 WHEN INADEQUATELY TRAINED EGYPTIAN COMMANDOS STORMED HIJACKED PLANE AND KILLED 59 PEOPLE. VS FLAMING PLANE, BURNED FUSELAGE, SOLDIERS CARRYING AWAY BODY ON STRETCHER. 10:01:38 INTV W/ EXPERT ABOUT MALTA OPERATION. 10:01:45 VS AIR FRANCE JET ON TARMAC AS GIGN FORCES BATTLE TERRORIST HIJACKERS INSIDE. 10:02:06 BLANK TO END.
[Death of Amin Dada]
A2 / France 2
Entebbe raid: Israel celebrates success:
Entebbe raid: Israel celebrates success:; c) KENYA: Nairobi: EXT CMS Lewis i/c SOF - Despite the confusion.... government GV Tower LV Pan other planes parked VLV Boeing takes off (El Al) MS Up MS Coach as passengers off as life returns to normal INT GV Inside terminal EXT MS Lewis SOF - Relations between the.... Israeli operation. EKTA 16MM DHILLON
Republican US presidential candidate Ronald Reagan praises the Israeli rescue of hostages held on a hijacked plane in Entebbe, and says that no country in the world should allow terrorists to land.
Republican US presidential candidate Ronald Reagan praises the Israeli rescue of hostages held on a hijacked plane in Entebbe, and says that no country in the world should allow terrorists to land.
ARCHBISHOP HILARION CAPUCCI RELEASED BY ISRAEL
ORIG COLOR 400 SOF / MAG / SIL V.S. CARS, VANS ETC. PASSING THROUGH RAMALE PRISON AT DAY AND NIGHT. V.S PEOPLE BOARDING " ALITALIA " AIRLINE AT BEN GURION AIRPORT. V.S. GREEK ORTHODOX PRIEST CAPUCCI, EMERGING FROM CAR AT AIRPORT, SURROUNDED BY SECURITY POLICE AND VATICAN REPS. V.S. CAPUCCI KISSES GROUND, BOARDS PLANE. V.S. EXTS. ALITALIA PLANE, SECURITY AROUND PLANE. PASSENGERS BOARDING. SU SEAMANS. HILARION CAPUCCI IS THE RETIRED TITULAR ARCHBISHOP OF CAESAREA FOR THE MELKITE GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH. DURING HIS TIME IN OFFICE, HE WAS AN OPPONENT OF ISRAEL, ALIGNING HIMSELF WITH THE PALESTINIANS. HE WAS ARRESTED BY ISRAELI POLICE FOR SMUGGLING WEAPONS INTO THE WEST BANK IN A MERCEDES SEDAN. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY CONVICTED BY AN ISRAELI COURT OF USING HIS DIPLOMATIC STATUS TO SMUGGLE ARMS TO THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ARMY AND SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON. CAPUCCI WAS AMONG THE PRISONERS WHOSE RELEASE WAS DEMANDED BY PALESTINIAN HIJACKERS OF THE KFAR YUVAL HOSTAGE CRISIS IN 1975, AND OF GERMAN AND PALESTINIAN HIJACKERS OF AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 139 (THE ENTEBBE HOSTAGE CRISIS), IN 1976. HE WAS RELEASED TWO YEARS LATER, IN 1977, DUE TO INTERVENTION BY THE VATICAN, AFTER HAVING SERVED FOUR YEARS OF THE 12-YEARS SENTENCE. CI: PERSONALITIES: CAPUCCI, HILARION. RELIGION: CATHOLIC. GEO: TEL AVIV, ISRAELI.
[Death of Idi Amin Dada]
FR3 / France 3
ANTI TERRORIST FORCES
HILARY BROWN CS VO ON ANTI TERRORIST ACTIVITIES. 09:59:59 VS FRENCH COMMANDO UNIT STORMING AIR FRANCE 737 AIRPLANE ON DECEMBER 26, 1994 IN MARSEILLES AFTER IT WAS HIJACKED BY THE ARMED ISLAMIC GROUP, A GROUP OF HARD LINE FUNDAMENTALISTS. THE COMMANDO UNIT KILLED ALL FOUR GUNMEN AND FREED THE 166 PASSENGERS AND CREW. 10:00:21 CU INTV W/ AMERICAN KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ANTI-TERRORIST MOVEMENT. 10:00:27 VS GERMAN COMMANDO UNIT IN TRAINING. 10:00:42 WS LUFTHANSA AIRPLANE INVOLVED IN OCTOBER 1977 HIJACKING IN MOGADISHU. MS FREED PASSENGER. 10:00:48 CU FRONT OF AIRPLANE IN JULY 1976 HIJACKING WHEN ISRAELI ANTI TERRORIST UNIT CARRIED OUT RAID ON ENTEBBE AIRPORT. VS FREED PASSENGERS AND SOLDIERS THAT LIBERATED THEM SEEN CELEBRATING. 10:01:04 CU INTV W/ BROTHER OF ISRAELI COMMANDER OF THAT UNIT WHO WAS KILLED DURING THE RAID. 10:01:27 WS HIJACKED EGYPTIAN AIRPLANE INVOLVED IN FAILED ATTEMPT AT RESCUE BY EGYPTIAN COMMANDO UNIT ON MALTA IN 1955. 10:01:34 CU INTV W/ ANTI TERRORIST EXPERT FROM BEFORE. 10:01:59 BLANK TO END.
[The Late Idi Amin DADA]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
DEATH AMIN DADA
A2 / France 2
ANTI TERRORIST FORCES
HILARY BROWN CS VO ON ANTI TERRORIST ACTIVITIES. 09:59:59 VS FRENCH COMMANDO UNIT STORMING AIR FRANCE 737 AIRPLANE ON DECEMBER 26, 1994 IN MARSEILLES AFTER IT WAS HIJACKED BY THE ARMED ISLAMIC GROUP, A GROUP OF HARD LINE FUNDAMENTALISTS. THE COMMANDO UNIT KILLED ALL FOUR GUNMEN AND FREED THE 166 PASSENGERS AND CREW. 10:00:21 CU INTV W/ AMERICAN KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ANTI-TERRORIST MOVEMENT. 10:00:27 VS GERMAN COMMANDO UNIT IN TRAINING. 10:00:42 WS LUFTHANSA AIRPLANE INVOLVED IN OCTOBER 1977 HIJACKING IN MOGADISHU. MS FREED PASSENGER. 10:00:48 CU FRONT OF AIRPLANE IN JULY 1976 HIJACKING WHEN ISRAELI ANTI TERRORIST UNIT CARRIED OUT RAID ON ENTEBBE AIRPORT. VS FREED PASSENGERS AND SOLDIERS THAT LIBERATED THEM SEEN CELEBRATING. 10:01:04 CU INTV W/ BROTHER OF ISRAELI COMMANDER OF THAT UNIT WHO WAS KILLED DURING THE RAID. 10:01:27 WS HIJACKED EGYPTIAN AIRPLANE INVOLVED IN FAILED ATTEMPT AT RESCUE BY EGYPTIAN COMMANDO UNIT ON MALTA IN 1955. 10:01:34 CU INTV W/ ANTI TERRORIST EXPERT FROM BEFORE. 10:01:59 BLANK TO END.
The Shadow War
A2 / France 2
FILE Idi Amin - Former Ugandan dictator in coma
TAPE: EF03/0661 IN_TIME: 23:11:25 DURATION: 1:34 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: File SHOTLIST: Uganda - 1979 1. Idi Amin standing to attention at a ceremony 2. Amin dancing traditional dance with children Entebbe, Uganda - July 1976 3. Aftermath of raid by Israeli commandos on hijacked plane that was flown to Entebbe STORYLINE: Former Ugandan President Idi Amin, exiled in Saudi Arabia after an eight-year rule marked by breathtaking brutality, was in a coma and in deteriorating condition Monday, a hospital official said. The hospital official told The Associated Press late Sunday that Amin's condition had stabilized. But Monday morning, the official said, "his condition has deteriorated again." He would not elaborate. Sunday, three of Amin's sons were at his bedside in the intensive care unit of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jiddah, where Amin and relatives have lived for years. Amin, believed to be 80, was on a respirator. He was admitted to the hospital Friday suffering from high blood pressure, medical staff said. Amin has been in a coma since his admission. Amin, who served in the British colonial King's African Rifles and saw action in World War II in Burma, was a well-regarded officer at the time of Uganda's independence from Britain in 1962. He rose to chief of staff of Uganda's army and air force in 1966. He clashed with Ugandan leader Milton Obote and ousted him on Jan. 25, 1971, when Obote was attending an African summit. Amin was hailed a hero and the 250-pound (112.5-kilogram) leader was nicknamed Dada, or "Big Daddy." He even was chosen as the head of the Organization of African Unity in 1975 despite some members' objections. Ugandans initially welcomed Amin, but his popularity plummeted after the East African nation descended into economic chaos and he declared himself president-for-life. Amin grew increasingly authoritarian, violent and subject to mood swings. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Ugandans were tortured and murdered during his regime, which ended April 11, 1979, when he was ousted by a combined force of Ugandan exiles _ including Museveni _ and the Tanzanian army. Human rights groups say as many as 500,000 people were killed during Amin's rule. Bodies were dumped into the Nile River after it became impossible to dig graves fast enough. At one point, so many bodies were fed to crocodiles that the remains occasionally clogged intake ducts at Uganda's main hydroelectric plant at Jinja. In July 1976, Idi Amin was humiliated by a surprise raid by Israeli commandos who rescued 100 hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport. Four militants had seized an Athens-to-Paris Air France flight with 250 people on board. The hijackers - two from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two from Germany's Baader-Meinhof gang - diverted the plane to Entebbe, where they demanded the release of 53 militants held in jails in Israel and four other countries. Idi Amin gave a speech at the airport in support of the PFLP and supplied the hijackers with extra troops and weapons. Shortly after, Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken completely by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500-mile trip from Israel. About 200 elite troops ran out and stormed the airport building. During a 35-minute battle, 20 Ugandan soldiers and all seven hijackers died along with three hostages. The Israelis destroyed 11 Russian-built MiG fighters, which amounted to a quarter of Uganda's air force. The leader of the assault force, Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, was also shot dead by a Ugandan sentry. The operation was later named Operation Yonatan in honor of Netanyahu - elder brother of Binyamin Netanyahu, who was Israel's Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999. Idi Amin believed Kenya had colluded with Israel in planning the raid and hundreds of Kenyans living in Uganda were massacred soon afterwards. But from this time, Amin's regime began to break down. Two years later Idi Amin was forced into exile. After his ouster, Amin, a Muslim and member of the small Kakwa tribe from northwestern Uganda, went into exile first in Libya, then Iraq before finally settling in Saudi Arabia on the condition that he stay out of politics. NB: wrong slate on tape, story correct
Portrait crosses BARAK/ netanyahu
A2 / France 2
HILARION CAPUCCI VERDICT
ORIG. COLOR 100 SOF / MAG. EXT. JERUSALEM DISTRICT COURT W / HORSE MOUNTED GUARDS, GUARD LOOKING DOWN FROM ROOF, PEOPLE SHOWING IDENTIFICATION BEFORE ENTERING BLDG., OTHER ARMED SECURITY MEN POSITIONED ABOUT AREA. VS UNID. GUARDED GREEK CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN (MOST REV. HILARION CAPUCCI?) GETTING INTO AUTO AND DRIVING OFF. SU SEAMANS. VS GEN. ACTIVITY OUTSIDE COURT BLDG. HILARION CAPUCCI IS THE RETIRED TITULAR ARCHBISHOP OF CAESAREA FOR THE MELKITE GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH. HE WAS BORN IN ALEPPO, SYRIA. DURING HIS TIME IN OFFICE, HE WAS AN OPPONENT OF ISRAEL, ALIGNING HIMSELF WITH THE PALESTINIANS. ON 20 JULY, 1947, HE WAS ORDAINED A PRIEST OF THE BASILIAN ALEPIAN ORDER. ON 30 JULY, 1965, HE WAS APPOINTED ARCHBISHOP AND CONSECRATED ON AUGUST 18, 1974 HE WAS ARRESTED BY ISRAELI POLICE FOR SMUGGLING WEAPONS INTO THE WEST BANK IN A MERCEDES SEDAN.[2] HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY CONVICTED BY AN ISRAELI COURT OF USING HIS DIPLOMATIC STATUS TO SMUGGLE ARMS TO THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ARMY AND SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON. CAPUCCI WAS AMONG THE PRISONERS WHOSE RELEASE WAS DEMANDED BY PALESTINIAN HIJACKERS OF THE KFAR YUVAL HOSTAGE CRISIS IN 1975, AND OF GERMAN AND PALESTINIAN HIJACKERS OF AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 139 (THE ENTEBBE HOSTAGE CRISIS), IN 1976. HE WAS RELEASED TWO YEARS LATER, IN 1978, DUE TO INTERVENTION BY THE VATICAN, AFTER HAVING SERVED FOUR YEARS OF THE 12-YEARS SENTENCE. CAPUCCI PLAYED A KEY ROLE DURING THE IRAN HOSTAGE CRISIS. HE MADE SEVERAL VISITS TO THE HOSTAGES, AND IN EARLY MAY 1980 HE OBTAINED THE RELEASE OF THE BODIES OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO HAD DIED IN THE REFUELING ACCIDENT DURING THE RESCUE MISSION. CAPUCCI ALSO NEGOTIATED AN AGREEMENT FOR THE RELEASE OF THE HOSTAGES, BUT THE PLAN COLLAPSED BECAUSE THE FRENCH PRESS PUBLISHED THE STORY BEFORE THE AGREEMENT HAD BEEN APPROVED BY IRAN'S PARLIAMENT. CI: JUSTICE: TRIALS, HILARION CAPUCCI. PERSONALITIES: CAPUCCI, HILARION(? ).
Mossad Jerusalem
A2 / France 2
Uganda Idi Amin Obit - Idi Amin, brutal former dictator of Uganda, dies at 80
TAPE: EF03/0737 IN_TIME: 07:21:12 DURATION: 5:28 SOURCES: APTN/AP Photos RESTRICTIONS: see shotlist DATELINE: Various - File SHOTLIST: APTN Uganda - January, 1971 1. Former Ugandan president Idi Amin on street with troops during the coup which brought him to power 2. Crowds cheering 3. Tank driving down street 4. Wide high shot of crowd in street AP Photo - No Access Canada/Internet 5. PHOTO: Amin attending the opening session of the Arab-African Summit in Cairo, Egypt, March 7, 1977 6. PHOTO: Amin clenches fist, during the Organisation of African Unity summit in Khartoum, Sudan, July 21, 1978 7. PHOTO: Amin (on right) at closing session Organisation of African Unity held in Libreville, Gabon, June 5, 1977 8. PHOTO: Amin (left) talks with President Mobutu of Zaire during a working lunch in Kinshasa, April 23, 1977 APTN Entebbe, Uganda - July 1976 9. Various of airport showing aftermath of raid by Israeli commandos on hijacked plane that was flown to Entebbe Koboko, Uganda - January, 1978 10. Amin stepping down from plane, being greeted by officials 11. Various of troops during anniversary parade for Amin 12. Amin (on right) saluting march past 13. Various of armoured vehicles during parade 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Idi Amin, Ugandan President: "(I have no anybody intention from now onwards,) I want to be very friendly to entire world community." Tanzania -1978/1979 15. Various shots of aftemath of Amin's border raid in October 1978 into Tanzania, shows dead bodies Uganda - 1979 16. Tanzanian tanks firing in street, smoke 17. Various of Tanzanian troops along road 18. Tanzanian artillery fire along road 19. Tanzanian troops being welcomed by civilians dancing in street 20. Crowd cheering and sign reading, "Uganda Free Now" Uganda - May, 1979 21. Amin at May Day celebrations, various shots of him standing for anthem 22. Various of Amin dancing with youths at May Day celebrations Khartoum, Sudan - November 1976 23. Amin and President of Sudan, Gaafar Numeiry, walking towards camera 24. Wide shot of men praying inside mosque 25. Various of Amin and Numeiry seated in mosque Kampala, Uganda - January 1977 26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Idi Amin, Ugandan President: (Explaining why he agrees with the views of right-wing politician Enoch Powell) "London for Londoners, Scotland for Scottish, Wales for Welsh. Uganda for Ugandans (interupted by reporter), Rhodesia for Zimbabwean people, not for the white minority regime, and South Africa and South-West Africa for the black majority." Alexandria, Egypt - May 1976 27. Amin with Egyptian President Sadat inspecting Guard of Honour 28. Various of Amin, Sadat, and their wives sitting together for photo opportunity Location/date unknown 29. Wide pan of Organisation of African Unity meeting 30. Amin waving and smiling as he enters 31. SOUNDBITE: (English) Idi Amin, Ugandan President: "If Rhodesia and South Africa can not accept immediate independent to the majority rule in this two country, including Namibia, then we must make really face them militarily (applause, continues talking but inaudible)." 32. Sign showing map of Africa and troops marching towards Cape Town Uganda - date unknown 33. Ugandan flag, tilts down to show Amin saluting troops 34. 'Suicide' troops march past 35. Soldiers marching past STORYLINE: Idi Amin, whose eight years as president of Uganda were characterised by bizarre and murderous behavior, has died in a Saudi Arabian hospital. Amin, who was 80, had been hospitalised on life-support since July 18. He was in a coma and suffering from high blood pressure when he was admitted to the King Faisal Specialist hospital. Later, hospital staff, said he suffered kidney failure. Amin was forced from Uganda in 1979, fled to Libya, then Iraq and finally Saudi Arabia, where he was allowed to settle provided he stayed out of politics. Former Ugandan President Idi Amin, exiled in Saudi Arabia after an eight-year rule marked by breathtaking brutality, was in a coma and in deteriorating condition on Monday, a hospital official said. The hospital official told The Associated Press late Sunday that Amin's condition had stabilized. But Monday morning, the official said, "his condition has deteriorated again." He would not elaborate. Amin, who served in the British colonial King's African Rifles and saw action in World War II in Burma, was a well-regarded officer at the time of Uganda's independence from Britain in 1962. He rose to chief of staff of Uganda's army and air force in 1966. He clashed with Ugandan leader Milton Obote and ousted him on Jan. 25, 1971, when Obote was attending an a Commonwealth Summit in Singapore. Amin was hailed a hero and the 250-pound (112.5-kilogram) leader was nicknamed Dada, or "Big Daddy." He even was chosen as the head of the Organization of African Unity in 1975 despite some members' objections. Ugandans initially welcomed Amin, but his popularity plummeted after the East African nation descended into economic chaos and he declared himself president-for-life. Amin grew increasingly authoritarian, violent and subject to mood swings. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Ugandans were tortured and murdered during his regime, which ended April 11, 1979, when he was ousted by a combined force of Ugandan exiles _ including Museveni _ and the Tanzanian army. Human rights groups say as many as 500,000 people were killed during Amin's rule. Bodies were dumped into the Nile River after it became impossible to dig graves fast enough. At one point, so many bodies were fed to crocodiles that the remains occasionally clogged intake ducts at Uganda's main hydroelectric plant at Jinja. In July 1976, Idi Amin was humiliated by a surprise raid by Israeli commandos who rescued 100 hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport. Four militants had seized an Athens-to-Paris Air France flight with 250 people on board. The hijackers - two from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two from Germany's Baader-Meinhof gang - diverted the plane to Entebbe, where they demanded the release of 53 militants held in jails in Israel and four other countries. Idi Amin gave a speech at the airport in support of the PFLP and supplied the hijackers with extra troops and weapons. Shortly after, Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken completely by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500-mile trip from Israel. About 200 elite troops ran out and stormed the airport building. During a 35-minute battle, 20 Ugandan soldiers and all seven hijackers died along with three hostages. The Israelis destroyed 11 Russian-built MiG fighters, which amounted to a quarter of Uganda's air force. Idi Amin believed Kenya had colluded with Israel in planning the raid and hundreds of Kenyans living in Uganda were massacred soon afterwards. But from this time, Amin's regime began to break down. Two years later Idi Amin was forced into exile. After being ousted, Amin, a Muslim and member of the small Kakwa tribe from northwestern Uganda, went into exile first in Libya, then Iraq before finally settling in Saudi Arabia on the condition that he stay out of politics.
The event: 21 October 1976 issue
TF1 (State-run until July 1982)
Uganda Idi Amin Obit - Idi Amin, brutal former dictator of Uganda, dies at 80
TAPE: EF03/0737 IN_TIME: 07:21:12 DURATION: 5:28 SOURCES: APTN/AP Photos RESTRICTIONS: see shotlist DATELINE: Various - File SHOTLIST: APTN Uganda - January, 1971 1. Former Ugandan president Idi Amin on street with troops during the coup which brought him to power 2. Crowds cheering 3. Tank driving down street 4. Wide high shot of crowd in street AP Photo - No Access Canada/Internet 5. PHOTO: Amin attending the opening session of the Arab-African Summit in Cairo, Egypt, March 7, 1977 6. PHOTO: Amin clenches fist, during the Organisation of African Unity summit in Khartoum, Sudan, July 21, 1978 7. PHOTO: Amin (on right) at closing session Organisation of African Unity held in Libreville, Gabon, June 5, 1977 8. PHOTO: Amin (left) talks with President Mobutu of Zaire during a working lunch in Kinshasa, April 23, 1977 APTN Entebbe, Uganda - July 1976 9. Various of airport showing aftermath of raid by Israeli commandos on hijacked plane that was flown to Entebbe Koboko, Uganda - January, 1978 10. Amin stepping down from plane, being greeted by officials 11. Various of troops during anniversary parade for Amin 12. Amin (on right) saluting march past 13. Various of armoured vehicles during parade 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Idi Amin, Ugandan President: "(I have no anybody intention from now onwards,) I want to be very friendly to entire world community." Tanzania -1978/1979 15. Various shots of aftemath of Amin's border raid in October 1978 into Tanzania, shows dead bodies Uganda - 1979 16. Tanzanian tanks firing in street, smoke 17. Various of Tanzanian troops along road 18. Tanzanian artillery fire along road 19. Tanzanian troops being welcomed by civilians dancing in street 20. Crowd cheering and sign reading, "Uganda Free Now" Uganda - May, 1979 21. Amin at May Day celebrations, various shots of him standing for anthem 22. Various of Amin dancing with youths at May Day celebrations Khartoum, Sudan - November 1976 23. Amin and President of Sudan, Gaafar Numeiry, walking towards camera 24. Wide shot of men praying inside mosque 25. Various of Amin and Numeiry seated in mosque Kampala, Uganda - January 1977 26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Idi Amin, Ugandan President: (Explaining why he agrees with the views of right-wing politician Enoch Powell) "London for Londoners, Scotland for Scottish, Wales for Welsh. Uganda for Ugandans (interupted by reporter), Rhodesia for Zimbabwean people, not for the white minority regime, and South Africa and South-West Africa for the black majority." Alexandria, Egypt - May 1976 27. Amin with Egyptian President Sadat inspecting Guard of Honour 28. Various of Amin, Sadat, and their wives sitting together for photo opportunity Location/date unknown 29. Wide pan of Organisation of African Unity meeting 30. Amin waving and smiling as he enters 31. SOUNDBITE: (English) Idi Amin, Ugandan President: "If Rhodesia and South Africa can not accept immediate independent to the majority rule in this two country, including Namibia, then we must make really face them militarily (applause, continues talking but inaudible)." 32. Sign showing map of Africa and troops marching towards Cape Town Uganda - date unknown 33. Ugandan flag, tilts down to show Amin saluting troops 34. 'Suicide' troops march past 35. Soldiers marching past STORYLINE: Idi Amin, whose eight years as president of Uganda were characterised by bizarre and murderous behavior, has died in a Saudi Arabian hospital. Amin, who was 80, had been hospitalised on life-support since July 18. He was in a coma and suffering from high blood pressure when he was admitted to the King Faisal Specialist hospital. Later, hospital staff, said he suffered kidney failure. Amin was forced from Uganda in 1979, fled to Libya, then Iraq and finally Saudi Arabia, where he was allowed to settle provided he stayed out of politics. Former Ugandan President Idi Amin, exiled in Saudi Arabia after an eight-year rule marked by breathtaking brutality, was in a coma and in deteriorating condition on Monday, a hospital official said. The hospital official told The Associated Press late Sunday that Amin's condition had stabilized. But Monday morning, the official said, "his condition has deteriorated again." He would not elaborate. Amin, who served in the British colonial King's African Rifles and saw action in World War II in Burma, was a well-regarded officer at the time of Uganda's independence from Britain in 1962. He rose to chief of staff of Uganda's army and air force in 1966. He clashed with Ugandan leader Milton Obote and ousted him on Jan. 25, 1971, when Obote was attending an a Commonwealth Summit in Singapore. Amin was hailed a hero and the 250-pound (112.5-kilogram) leader was nicknamed Dada, or "Big Daddy." He even was chosen as the head of the Organization of African Unity in 1975 despite some members' objections. Ugandans initially welcomed Amin, but his popularity plummeted after the East African nation descended into economic chaos and he declared himself president-for-life. Amin grew increasingly authoritarian, violent and subject to mood swings. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Ugandans were tortured and murdered during his regime, which ended April 11, 1979, when he was ousted by a combined force of Ugandan exiles _ including Museveni _ and the Tanzanian army. Human rights groups say as many as 500,000 people were killed during Amin's rule. Bodies were dumped into the Nile River after it became impossible to dig graves fast enough. At one point, so many bodies were fed to crocodiles that the remains occasionally clogged intake ducts at Uganda's main hydroelectric plant at Jinja. In July 1976, Idi Amin was humiliated by a surprise raid by Israeli commandos who rescued 100 hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport. Four militants had seized an Athens-to-Paris Air France flight with 250 people on board. The hijackers - two from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two from Germany's Baader-Meinhof gang - diverted the plane to Entebbe, where they demanded the release of 53 militants held in jails in Israel and four other countries. Idi Amin gave a speech at the airport in support of the PFLP and supplied the hijackers with extra troops and weapons. Shortly after, Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken completely by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500-mile trip from Israel. About 200 elite troops ran out and stormed the airport building. During a 35-minute battle, 20 Ugandan soldiers and all seven hijackers died along with three hostages. The Israelis destroyed 11 Russian-built MiG fighters, which amounted to a quarter of Uganda's air force. Idi Amin believed Kenya had colluded with Israel in planning the raid and hundreds of Kenyans living in Uganda were massacred soon afterwards. But from this time, Amin's regime began to break down. Two years later Idi Amin was forced into exile. After being ousted, Amin, a Muslim and member of the small Kakwa tribe from northwestern Uganda, went into exile first in Libya, then Iraq before finally settling in Saudi Arabia on the condition that he stay out of politics.