• Short Summary

    THREE AMERICAN PACIFISTS LEFT THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, VIENTIANE, AT THE END OF LAST WEEK ON THEIR WAY FROM THE UNITED STATES TO HANOI.

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    GROUP AT AIRPORT; GROUP BOARDING AIRCRAFT; AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF.




    Initials GEM/VS/PW/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THREE AMERICAN PACIFISTS LEFT THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, VIENTIANE, AT THE END OF LAST WEEK ON THEIR WAY FROM THE UNITED STATES TO HANOI. THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES HAVE PROMISED TO RELEASE THREE AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR TO THE GROUP.

    FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WERE RAISED IN THE UNITED STATES TO SEND THE REVEREND STEWARD MEACHAM, MRS ANNE SCHEER AND MR VERNON GRIZZARD TO NORTH VIETNAM.

    THE PACIFISTS SAID THEY BELIEVED THEY'D BEEN ASKED TO ESCORT THE PRISONERS HOME BECAUSE THE AUTHORITIES IN HANOI WERE NOT PREPARED TO RELEASE THEM DIRECTLY TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT.

    THE GROUP EXPECTED TO SPEND ABOUT 10 DAYS IN HANOI, WHILE FINAL PLANS FOR RELEASE OF THE PRISONERS WERE MADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CB1U99PEI8F1N1Y8NBT6WN24
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CB1U99PEI8F1N1Y8NBT6WN24
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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