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    A joint memorial service for the 17 allied war correspondents who killed in the korean war was held this morning at the Duck-su Palace in Seoul.

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    Roll # 1 Kodak Plus - X ASA - 80 100-feet

    Full view of the front gate of the service with the sign of 17 dead war correspondents memorial service.

    Ceremony ground front old place of Yie denesty.

    Medium shot of the ceremony stage.

    Memorial speech by the vice chairman of the Supreme Council of national reconstruction four General Lee Ju 11.

    Memorial address by the dean of diplomatic Corps in Korea French ambassador in Korea.

    Name plaque of the 17 dead war correspondents and wreath from various.

    President of foreign correspondents club of Tokyo memorial address.

    Kim Hyun Chul, Premier of the south Korean military government presenting he medals to them.

    Laying the flower front of the 17 name plaque.


    Copies of the speech of various guests are enclosed.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A joint memorial service for the 17 allied war correspondents who killed in the korean war was held this morning at the Duck-su Palace in Seoul.These 17 reporters and photographers representing various newspapers, magazines and wire services of the world were killed while they covering the battle of Korea along the United Nations Forces.

    The first such memorial service was sponsored by the Korea Committee of the Relations Centre International, Allies of Korean war, the United Nations command in Korea and part of South Korean government organizations.

    The service was held on the day of 10th anniversary of signing Korean armistice today, 27th July, with attendance of high ranking South Korean government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps and prime Minister Hyun Chul Kim.

    During the memorial service Premier Hyun Chul Kim layed a medal, Order of Cultural Merit, in front of each correspondents died in Korean conflict.Lt.General Ju-11 Lee, vice chairman of the Supreme Council, French Ambassador to Korean the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, layed a wreaths.

    Among the 17 deads, 10 were from America, 4 from England, two from France and one from Philippines.Four of them represented INS, two of AFP, one AP, one Time & Life, one New York Journal of Commerce, one Journal & Guide, one Chicago Sun-Time, one Stars & Stripes, one Reuters, one London Times, one London Daily Telegraph, one Picture Post (London) and one UN Department of Public Information.

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