• Short Summary

    ISRAEL IS NOW REPORTED TO BE HOLDING 5,500 EGYPTIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, MORE THAN 3,000 OF THEM AT THE ATHLITH CAMP IN THE SINAI DESERT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PRISONERS INSIDE COMPOUND
    0.04

    2.
    SV PRISONERS SEATED ON GROUND WITH ISRAELI GUARDS
    0.05

    3.
    SV PRISON IN LINE (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    4.
    CV PRISONER LOOKS THROUGH BARBED WIRE
    0.12

    5.
    SV PRISONERS BY BARBED WIRE
    0.14

    6.
    CV EGYPTIAN GENERAL INTERVIEW (SOF)
    1.48


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ.6)



    QUESTION: "WHAT HAS YOUR TREATMENT BEEN IN THIS CAMP?"



    FAHMY: "WONDERFUL TREATMENT."



    QUESTION: "WERE YOU A COMBAT COMMANDER GENERAL?"



    FAHMY: "PARDON."



    QUESTION: "WERE YOU A COMBAT COMMANDER?"



    FAHMY: "YES".



    QUESTION: "WHAT KIND OF COMMAND DID YOU HAVE?"



    FAHMY: "ARTILLERY".



    QUESTION: "WHEN YOU RETURN TO EGYPT, WILL YOU TELL THE PEOPLE THERE THAT YOU HAVE HAD WONDERFUL TREATMENT FROM THE ISRAELI?".



    FAHMY: "I THINK IS ONE OF MY DUTIES. I MUST TELL THIS".



    QUESTION: "DO YOU HOPE THERE MAY BE PEACE IN FUTURE BETWEEN YOUR COUNTRY AND ISRAEL?."



    FAHMY: "I HOPE SO",



    QUESTION: "HOW MANY CAMPAIGNS HAVE YOU FOUGHT IN AGAINST ISRAEL?"



    FAHMY: "THREE".



    QUESTION: "GENERAL, WHO STARTED THE WAR, THE ISRAELIS OR THE ARABS?".



    FAHMY: "THE AGGRESSION WAS STARTED BY THE ISRAELI FORCES. TECHNICALLY".



    QUESTION: "DON'T YOU CONSIDER A LARGE ARMY ON THEIR BORDERS WAS A THREAT THAT -- THEY MIGHT HAVE CONSIDERED ALREADY STARTING THE WAR?"



    FAHMY: "FROM THEIR POINT OF VIEW THIS WAS THE START".



    QUESTION: "TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE LIGHTING VICTORY OF THE ISRAELI ARMY OVER YOURS?"



    FAHMY: "THEY HAD VERY GOOD TRAINING AND VERY GOOD ARMAMENT."



    QUESTION: "DO YOU THAT THEY OUT FOUGHT YOU?"



    FAHMY: "PARDON?"



    QUESTION: "DO YOU FEEL YOU WERE OUTFOUGHT?"



    FAHMY: "EXACTLY."



    QUESTION: "DO YOU THINK THAT THE ISRAELI ARMAMENT WAS SUPERIOR TO ALL THE RUSSIAN EQUIPMENT THAT THE ARAB FORCES HAD?"



    FAHMY: "I THINK SO."



    QUESTION: "DID YOU HAVE ANY RUSSIAN ADVISERS WITH YOU UP AT THE FRONT?"



    FAHMY: "NO, NO."



    QUESTION: "BUT YOU HAVE BEEN -- YOU AND YOUR MEN HAVE BEEN -- INSTRUCTED BY RUSSIANS?".



    FAHMY: "FOR TRAINING ONLY."



    QUESTION: "DO YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN?"



    FAHMY: "YES."



    QUESTION: "HAVE YOU BEEN TO MOSCOW?"



    FAHMY: "YES".




    Initials RM/B/AS/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ISRAEL IS NOW REPORTED TO BE HOLDING 5,500 EGYPTIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, MORE THAN 3,000 OF THEM AT THE ATHLITH CAMP IN THE SINAI DESERT. THE CAMP WAS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) OPENED TO JOURNALISTS TO FORESTALL ANY ALLEGATIONS OF ILL-TREATMENT, AND AMONG THE PRISONERS THAT NEWSMEN SPOKE TO WAS ONE OF THE NINE EGYPTIAN GENERALS BEING HELD BY THE ISRAELIS, BRIGADIER-GENERAL KMEDHAT FAHMY.

    THE EGYPTIAN PRISONERS, PART OF A 80,000-STRONG DESERT ARMY ARE THE LUCKY ONES- THOUSANDS MORE DIED IN THE ISRAELI "BLITZKRIEG AND MORE PERISHED IN THE DESERT AS THEY TRIED TO MAKE THEIR WAY HOME. THE PRISONERS INCLUDE 10 COLONELS AND ABOUT 300 OTHER OFFICERS AS WELL AS THE NINE GENERALS. THE VISITING NEWSMEN ASKED GENERAL FAHMY....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4MUO3E3JEIOY2QNJL7I8CGMJF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MUO3E3JEIOY2QNJL7I8CGMJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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