• Short Summary

    The fierce fighting in the Dominican Republic has badly disrupted communications with that country. Getting?

  • Description

    People running through streets

    People watch from building

    Troop carriers through town

    Plane overhead

    People refused passage through gates

    General activity in Santo Domingo
    Initials REM Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The fierce fighting in the Dominican Republic has badly disrupted communications with that country. Getting film out up till no has been impossible. However, film has finally emerged of the early part of the revolt.

    Crowds swarmed into the streets to celebrate what they thought was the overthrow of the government and the imminent return of the ousted president, Juan Bosch.

    A stringent economy had sparked their dissatisfaction. Overhead, there were planes of General Wessin y Wessin that were later to turn back the pro-Bosch tide. But Sunday the crowds were jubilant and they were also violent, mobbing a number of government buildings.

    The rebels also set up cannons later used against Wessin's tanks that pushed into the city only to be driven out again.

    Wessin's planes also caused extensive damage in intermittent bombings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UN02708C5ZUC4P22SHZQ5K03
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UN02708C5ZUC4P22SHZQ5K03
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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