• Short Summary

    A young Soviet woman interrupted a tennis match on the first day of slay at the 1972 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London on Monday (26 June).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Wimbledon courts & crowed & entrance notice
    0.11

    2.
    GV Crowd entering & enjoying bowls of strawberries
    0.32

    3.
    LV Crowd in stands (3 shots)


    4.
    LV Russian girl dashes down & onto court to give letter to Metreveli
    1.14

    5.
    SV Policemen watch as girl escorted away by friends
    1.23



    Initials SGM/0435 SGM/0423



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A young Soviet woman interrupted a tennis match on the first day of slay at the 1972 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London on Monday (26 June). She walked onto the court and begged Soviet star Alexander Metreveli to help gain her husband's freedom from the Soviet Union.

    Mrs Irina Markish, 20, exchanged a few words with Metreveli and handed him a letter before officials escorted her away. She was allowed to leave the Soviet Union for Israel six months ago, but her 33-year-old husband David -- son of the famous Soviet poet Peret Markish -- was not permitted to travel with her.

    Police took no action against Mrs Markish.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA496L3P8FYN800LCTT7W5JBNQO
    Media URN:
    VLVA496L3P8FYN800LCTT7W5JBNQO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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