• Short Summary

    The United states Government avoided a clash with 1,000 ex-servicemen in Washington on Friday (23 April) by abandoning efforts to clear them from sleeping on lawns near the Houses of Congress.

  • Description

    1.
    SVs Crowd applauds as legless veteran walks off the platform (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU of medals and decorations lying on the ground over the fence.
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    3.
    SCU Veteran speaking, SOF STARTS:- "Silver Star...... SOF ENDS:- "....mean a thing."
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    4.
    CU Veteran hugging friend.
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    TRANSCRIPT: Veteran (SEQ. 3): "Silver Star the third highest medal in the country it doesn't mean anything. (indistinct) died for these medals, Lt. Conrell died so I got a medal, Sergeant John's died so I got a medal, I got a Silver Star, a Purple Heart, Army Commendation medal, eight Air Medals, National Defence and the rest of this garbage. It doesn't mean a thing."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United states Government avoided a clash with 1,000 ex-servicemen in Washington on Friday (23 April) by abandoning efforts to clear them from sleeping on lawns near the Houses of Congress. The Vietnam veterans were camping out for a second successive night in defiance of a Supreme Court order, when word came that they could stay.

    Many veterans threw their war decorations on the Capitol steps, saying that they were worthless. The ex-soldiers are a part of an anti-war demonstration, expected to be swelled to a total of 300,000 people as the mass marches began today (Saturday, 24 April).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZHY0CX8GS4DI49VTGUTKUYTT
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZHY0CX8GS4DI49VTGUTKUYTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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