• Short Summary

    POLICE RINGED TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, ON OCTOBER 29 WHEN THE ANTI-NUCLEAR 'COMMITTEE OF 100' HELD A MEETING TO EXPLAIN THEIR AIMS AND PRINCIPLES.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TRAFALGAR SQUARE
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    2.
    GV MASS CROWDS PAN TO PLATFORM
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    3.
    SV LINE OF POLICE STAND IN FRONT OF CROWD
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    4.
    LV LORD RUSSELL ON PLATFORM
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    5.
    CU SECTION OF CROWD
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    6.
    LV LORD RUSSELL READING STATEMENT
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    7.
    SV LORD RUSSELL (SOF BEGINS)
    1.08


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7. LORD RUSSELL: "... WHICH INDICATES SHE HAS ONLY NEGLIGIBLE STRENGTH. I BELIEVE THIS PARTLY BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT BRITAIN WILL BE SAFER AS A NEUTRAL AND WITHOUT A BOMB OF HER OWN BAND WITHOUT THE SUPPOSED PROTECTION OF THE AMERICAN BOMB AND WITHOUT BASES FOR FOREIGN TROOPS. BUT, PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANT, I BELIEVE IT IS BECAUSE IF BRITAIN WERE NEUTRAL SHE COULD DO MORE TO HELP TO ACHIEVE PEACE IN THE WORLD THAN SHE CAN DO NOW".




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    Background: POLICE RINGED TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, ON OCTOBER 29 WHEN THE ANTI-NUCLEAR 'COMMITTEE OF 100' HELD A MEETING TO EXPLAIN THEIR AIMS AND PRINCIPLES. BUT THE AUDIENCE OF BETWEEN 2000-3000, DESCRIBED AS SMALLER THAN THE USUAL CROWD", WERE COMPARATIVELY QUIET - 100 MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WERE INVITED BUT THEY DID NOT APPEAR.

    THE MAIN SPEAKER OF THE AFTERNOON WAS THE 89-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF THE MOVEMENT, LORD BERTRAND RUSSELL, WHO, PLEADED THE CASE FOR A NEUTRAL BRITAIN, REFERRED TO THE SIZE OF HER ARMY.

    LORD RUSSELL WENT ON TO SAY: "I DON'T THINK THAT THE COUNTRY REALISES THE VERY CONSIDERABLE LIKELIHOOD OF A NUCLEAR WAR WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS - IF ANY OF YOU ARE ALIVE A YEAR HENCE YOU WILL BE LUCKY".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AHAHNO0Y3K7IZDR9CA08JWAT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AHAHNO0Y3K7IZDR9CA08JWAT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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