• Short Summary

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA HAS RELEASED FILM OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE CREW OF THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE SHIP PUEBLO ON SEPTEMBER 12.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PRESSMEN
    0.02

    2.
    SV PUEBLO COMMANDER BUCHER SPEAKING SOF STARTS "ON THE MORNING.... AND OTHER PAPERS"
    1.47

    3.
    GV BUCHER STANDS ON CHAIR TO MAKE ANOTHER STATEMENT (AMERICAN COMMENTATORS VOICE OVER BUCHERS VOICE) SOF ENDS..... EXCEPTIONALLY ERRATIC
    2.16


    ON THE MORNING OF 23 JANUARY I MOVED THE SHIP TO A POINT WELL WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND STOPPED AT ABOUT 10:00 AND LAY-TO AND COMMENCED CONDUCTING ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE GATHERING ACTIVITIES. WE HAD BEEN IN THAT AREA FOR ABOUT TWO AND HALF HOURS WHEN UNITS OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY NAVY APPEARED AND ORDERED US TO "HEAVE-TO." I ATTEMPTED TO IGNORE THESE ORDERS UNTIL A PARTY OF KOREAN SOLDIERS ATTEMPTED TO COME ABOARD AT WHICH TIME I STARTED MY ENGINES AND THOUGHT TO MAKE TOWARD OPEN SEA MAKING A TOP SPEED OF OVER 10 KNOTS. THE NAVAL UNITS OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY EASILY OVERTOOK MY VAIN EFFORTS TO ESCAPE AND ONCE AGAIN ORDERED ME TO "HEAVE-TO." I ANSWERED BY FIRING MY MAIN BATTERY OF MACHINE GUNS AT THEM. IN THE ENSURING GUN BATTLE ONE OF MY MEN WAS KILLED AND SEVERAL OTHERS WOUNDED. WE WERE CAPTURED AT A POINT WELL WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AT A POINT 7.6 MILES FROM THE ISLAND OF YODO. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING OUR CAPTURE WE ATTEMPTED TO DENY THE TRUE PURPOSE OF OUR PROBLEM. HOWEVER, WE COULD NOT DO SO FOR LONG WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE HUGE AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE CAPTURED WITH US, BOTH DOCUMENTARY AND OTHER PAPERS.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA HAS RELEASED FILM OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE CREW OF THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE SHIP PUEBLO ON SEPTEMBER 12. THE PUEBLO'S COMMANDER, CAPTAIN LLOYD BUCHER, MADE A STATEMENT IN WHICH HE ADMITTED THAT HIS SHIP HAD VIOLATED NORTH KOREAN TERRITORIAL WATERS ON JANUARY 13.

    IN HIS STATEMENT COMMANDER BUCHER SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1TDHUIRD19L6686ESMTLAIPMT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TDHUIRD19L6686ESMTLAIPMT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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