• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN NURSE, RENATE KUHNEN, RELEASED BY THE VIET CONG ON SUNDAY AFTER A YEAR IN CAPTIVITY, FLEW INTO FRANKFURT TODAY FROM VIETNAM.

  • Description


    NURSE AIRCRAFT: AWAY IN CAR: NURSE INTERVIEWED AT PRESS CONFERENCE.



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "YOU WERE THEN SET FREE AND HAD TO MARCH FRO 20 KILOMETRES - OR IS THIS NOT TRUE?"



    NURSE KUHNEN: "WELL, IT WAS A FEW KILOMETRES MORE THAN THAT."



    QUESTION: "YOU HAVE APPARENTLY SAID YOUR THANKS TO THE PLEASANT. DID THEY HELP YOU, THEN?"



    ANSWER: "THEY SLAUGHTERED A CHICKEN FROM ME ?ACH DAY GAVE ME EGGS - EVERYTHING THEY HAD."



    QUESTION: "MAY WE TAKE IT THEN THAT YOU WERE PASSED ON FROM VILLAGE TO VILLAGE?"



    ANSWER: "NO, I WAS ACCOMPANIED FROM ONE VILLAGE."



    QUESTION: "DID YOU, DURING YOUR STAY NORTH VIETNAM...."



    ANSWER: "I WAS NEVER IN NORTH VIETNAM!"



    QUESTION: .....DID YOU EVER MEET OTHER PRISONERS YOU ??? AMERICANS OR OTHER CIVILIANS?"



    ANOTHER QUESTION: "WHEN DID YOU HEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU WERE GOING TO BE RELEASE?"



    CROSSFIRES ANSWER: "I'M SORRY BUT I CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT."




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    (NOTE: THIS IS THE "MAINSTREAM" OF THE INTERVIEW. THERE ARE OTHER INTERRUPTIONS TOO COMPLEX FOR RECORDING ON PAPER. KLAUS.)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WEST GERMAN NURSE, RENATE KUHNEN, RELEASED BY THE VIET CONG ON SUNDAY AFTER A YEAR IN CAPTIVITY, FLEW INTO FRANKFURT TODAY FROM VIETNAM.

    THE 28-YEAR-OLD NURSE WAS RELEASED OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL HIGHLAND CITY OF KONTUM, WHERE SHE WAS CAPTURED LAST NIGHT WHILE WORKING AT AN AMERICAN HOSPITAL FOR MONTAGNARO TRIBESMEN. PREVIOUSLY SHE HAD WORKED ABOARD THE WEST GERMAN MEDICAL SHIP "HELIGOLARD" ANCHORED OF DANANG.

    REPORTS REACHING SAIGON SAID THAT MISS KUHNEN, FROM SCH??LH, WESTPHALIA, WAS HELD SO LONG BY THE VIET CONG BECAUSE THEY HAD FORCED HER TO WORK AS A NURSE LOOKING AFTER WOUNDED GUERILLAS.

    CATHOLIC AND OTHER AID TRIED TO GET IN-TOUCH WITH A REPORT BY A CAPTURED GUERRILLAS THAT SHE VIET CONG, BUT APART FROM A REPORT BY A CAPTURED GUERILLAS THAT SHE WAS WELL, AND LIVING IN A HUT THREE VIETCONG GIRLS, THE FIRST THEY HEAR O? HER WAS ON FEBRUARY 6TH VIET CONG 'LIBERATION RADIO' SAID SHE WOULD SHORTLY BE RELEASE.

    NURSE KUHNEN WAS INTERVIEWED IN FRANKFURT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HS9YAMORJDKM5N7TH7AO8WOR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HS9YAMORJDKM5N7TH7AO8WOR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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