The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life (Video 1999) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Africa, December 1916. Despite disobeying orders, Indy is promoted to Captain after capturing a German machine gun. He is then ordered to cross the jungle with Remy and Major Boucher to pick up a shipment of weaponry. Along the way his Ubangan Sgt. Barthelemy picks up the sole surviving child from a disease ridden village despite Boucher's orders against it. On the way back, Indy and company succumb to disease themselves, and are picked up by Albert Schweitzer and the orderlies from his jungle hospital. At first resistant to being treated by a German, Indy soon begins to realize that Schweitzer is not interested in war, only attempting to cure people against all odds.


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  • Lt. Henry LaFrance[deFons?] (Indy) leads an assault and helps his unit win a commendation, and Indy a promotion to Captain. As a reward he is assigned a new mission to the west coast of Africa to recover a shipment of weapons. Along the way they run into disease and death, a leadership crisis as Indy clashes with the Major commanding. When things look pretty bleak, the small Belgian group is rescued by a kindly German doctor, Albert Schweitzer, known as Oganga to the natives. Indy learns some new philosophy during his stay but runs into geopolitics, French bureaucracy and the futility of war.

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