• Short Summary

    With the resignation of President Syngman Rhee April 17, the city of Seoul began to return to normal.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Tanks around MacArthur's statue
    0.05

    2.
    SLV Statue
    0.08

    3.
    SV Tanks
    0.11

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.15

    5.
    SV Troops
    0.16

    6.
    SV Students receive instructions from police chief
    0.20

    7.
    SV DITTO
    0.22

    8.
    CU Police chief
    0.26

    9.
    SV Street scene
    0.29

    10.
    Student directs traffic
    0.34

    11.
    CU DITTO
    0.37

    12.
    LV Street scene
    0.41

    13.
    SV Police and students in jeep
    0.46

    14.
    AV Students repair police box
    0.50

    15.
    LV Lee Ki Poong's wrecked house
    0.54

    16.
    2 CUs Wreckage
    0.56

    17.
    LV DITTO
    0.58

    18.
    CU PAN..Syngman Rhee's photograph in wreckage
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    19.
    LV ZOOM IN..Statue of Syngman Rhee
    1.14



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With the resignation of President Syngman Rhee April 17, the city of Seoul began to return to normal. Troops brought to the capital when martial law was proclaimed continued to patrol the city streets, guarding buildings and statues - among them, that of General MacArthur.

    Violent protest demonstrations over, students who had played a leading part now went over to the side of law and order and helped police with traffic and other duties.

    The house of former Vice-President Lee Ki Poong, ransacked and damaged by demonstrators a few days before, stood as a sad memorial of the uprising which cost over 100 lives. Mr. Lee Ki Poong had fled from here to a house near the presidential residence where he was found shot, with the rest of his family, the day following the President's resignation. The President himself, whose statue still stands in Seoul, has now begun his life as a private citizen.

    Within six weeks of the elections, believed to have been rigged, a caretaker Government is being formed and new elections planned.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9B54AA8Y3FFJ0O1LUGP2VFWXC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B54AA8Y3FFJ0O1LUGP2VFWXC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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