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    MRS. SHEILA WYNNE,THE WIFE OF MR. GREVILLE WYNNE, THE 42 YEAR OLD BRITISH BUSINESSMAN HELD?

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    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: QUESTION: "MRS. WYNNE, HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR HUSBAND?"



    MRS. WYNNE: ANSWER: "WELL, FAIRLY CHEERFUL, TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF THE SITUATION".



    QUESTION: "HIS HEALTH IS STANDING UP, IS IT?"



    ANSWER: "YES, HE LOOKED FAIRLY FIT, SLIGHTLY SLIMMERS, FIT..."



    QUESTION:"AND DEPRESSED?"



    ANSWER: "WELL, I THINK HE WAS BEING VERY CHEERFUL FOR MY SAKE, WHEN I WAS THERE".



    QUESTION: "YOU ARE GLAD YOU MADE THE JOURNEY?"



    ANSWER: "OH YES, RATHER, YES".



    QUESTION: "THERE'S A GOOD DEAL OF SPECULATION THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE BUILDING UP TO A SHOW TRIAL. WERE YOU ADVISED AT ALL ON THIS IN MOSCOW?"



    ANSWER: "NO. NO INFORMATION ABOUT A TRIAL WERE GIVEN TO ME AT ALL.



    QUESTION: "WILL YOU BE GOING TO THE TRIAL?" ANSWER: "IF THERE IS A TRIAL, I SHALL CERTAINLY GO".



    QUESTION: "YOU'VE NO IDEA WHEN IT IS?"



    ANSWER: "NO IDEA AT ALL".



    QUESTION: "WHAT DID YOUR HUSBAND SAY ABOUT THE SPYING CHARGES?"



    ANSWER: "OH WELL, WE DIDN'T DISCUSS THAT AT ALL, WE JUST TALKED ABOUT PERSONAL FAMILY AFFAIRS".



    QUESTION: "WERE YOU ALONE WITH HIM AT ALL?"



    ANSWER: "NO, THERE WERE TWO RUSSIANS PRESENT IN THE ROOM, ALL THE TIME AND ONE, THE INTERPRETER, SPOKE PERFECT ENGLISH".



    QUESTION: "DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR HUSBAND IS ACQUAINTED WITH PENTOVSKY OR ANY OF THE AMERICANS ACCUSED WITH HIM?"



    ANSWER: "I REMEMBER MR. PENTOVSKY COMING TO LONDON WITH A BUSINESS TRADE DELEGATION."



    QUESTION: "YOU ACTUALLY MET HIM YOURSELF?" /txt


    ANSWER: "YES I DID".




    ANSWER: "UM, HE WAS QUITE JOVIAL, THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE WHO CAME IN TRADE DELEGATIONS..."



    QUESTION: "HE DIDN'T STRIKE YOU AS A SPY EITHER?"



    ANSWER: "NO, NOT AT ALL".




    Initials JRG/V/MGT/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MRS. SHEILA WYNNE,THE WIFE OF MR. GREVILLE WYNNE, THE 42 YEAR OLD BRITISH BUSINESSMAN HELD BY THE RUSSIANS ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES, IS BACK HOME AFTER HER FOUR-DAY VISIT TO MOSCOW.

    DURING HER STAY SHE VISITED HER HUSBAND IN THE LUBIANKA PRISON. ASKED ON HER RETURN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ABOUT A SOVIET SCIENTIFIC OFFICIAL, DR. OLEG PENTOVSKY, WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF PASSING INFORMATION TO THE AMERICANS AND HER HUSBAND, MRS. WYNNE SAID SHE REMEMBERED HIM COMING TO LONDON WITH A BUSINESS TRADE DELEGATION. "HE WAS QUITE JOVIAL, AND PLEASANT. HE DID NOT STRIKE ME AS A SPY."
    BEFORE SHE LEFT MOSCOW, SHE SAID SHE WAS NOT PLANNING A PERSONAL APPEAL TO MR. KHRUSHCHEV. TODAY'S INTERVIEW IN LONDON SOF:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46V1CEPXRZVX8XEU5NZTA4YE0
    Media URN:
    VLVA46V1CEPXRZVX8XEU5NZTA4YE0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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