• Short Summary

    LOOKING TIRED AND STRAINED, TWO BRITISH MERCHANT MARINE SEAMEN RETURNED TO LONDON AFTER BEING DETAINED IN SHANGHAI FOR TWO WEEKS FOR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF LAWS IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

  • Description

    1.
    LV TERMINAL BUILDING
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    2.
    SV CAPT. JAMES RAY & SECOND OFFICER DUFF OUT OF CAR & ONTO AIRPORT BUILDING.
    0.14

    3.
    SV RAY (LEFT) WITH WIFE & DUFF??? WITH FATHER POSE FOR PRESS.
    0.17

    4.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS
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    5.
    GV RAY & DUFF TALK TO REPORTERS (SILENT)
    0.24

    6.
    SV RAY & DUFF INTERVIEWED (SOF)
    2.03


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 6: RAY: "EVENTUALLY, YES. BUT THERE WAS CERTAINLY NO QUESTION OF MY BEING INVOLVED IN ESPIONAGE."



    NEWSMAN: "WHAT IN FACT WERE THEY TRYING TO MAKE YOU SAY, CAPTAIN RAY?"



    RAY: "WELL THEY MADE ME SAY WHAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR. AND HAVING HELPED ME MAKE MY CONFESSION I WAS THEN OFFICIALLY RELEASED."



    NEWSMAN: "MR. DUFF, HOW DO YOU RATE THE KIND OF TREATMENT YOU HAD WHILE IN CONFINEMENT?"



    DUFF: "WELL EXACTLY THE SAME. THEY WERE UNSCRUPULOUSLY FAIR. VERY WELL TREATED ACTUALLY."



    NEWSMAN: "DID YOU HAVE ANY CONTACT AT ALL WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD?"



    DUFF: "NO, NONE AT ALL. SOLITARY CONFINEMENT MOST OF THE TIME APART FROM WHEN BEING INTERROGATED."



    NEWSMAN: "ONCE YOU'D BEEN ARRESTED. DID IT CROSS YOUR MIND THAT YOU MIGHT BE IN DETENTION FOR A VERY LONG TIME...PERHAPS UP TO TWO YEARS?"



    DUFF: "WELL NATURALLY YES. BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GETTING AT AND WHAT THEY WANTED YOU TO SAY."



    NEWSMAN: "YOU MUST HAVE BEEN PRETTY NERVOUS WHEN THEY ARRESTED YOU...TOCK YOU AWAY FROM THE SHIP?"



    DUFF: "YES, I DID I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED. I WAS ON DUTY AT THE TIME AND THEY SAID GO TO YOUR ROOM, AND THEN I HAD THE CHARGE READ OUT...TRANSLATED AND THEN I HAD TO SIGN THE SUMMONS." INDISTINCT) YES WELL I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL I WAS SIGNING."



    NEWSMAN: "CAPTAIN RAY WHAT ABOUT YOU GOING BACK TO SHANGHAI IN FUTURE YEARS?"



    RAY: "I AM NOT ALLOWED TO GO BACK TO CHINA."



    NEWSMAN: "NOT ALLOWED BY WHOM...YOUR EMPLOYERS?"



    RAY: "BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. I HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY EXPELLED."



    NEWSMAN: "WOULD YOU WANT TO GO BACK IN FACT?"



    RAY: "NO, NOT FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA."




    Initials RJ/V/BOB/BB RJ/B/BOB/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LOOKING TIRED AND STRAINED, TWO BRITISH MERCHANT MARINE SEAMEN RETURNED TO LONDON AFTER BEING DETAINED IN SHANGHAI FOR TWO WEEKS FOR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF LAWS IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THE MEN SAID THEY HAD BOTH SIGNED CONFESSIONS ADMITTING THEY HAD BROKEN THE LAW...BUT HAD LITTLE IDEA WHAT THE CHARGES WERE.

    THE TWO OFFICERS...CAPTAIN JAMES RAY AND SECOND OFFICER PATRICK DUFF...WERE DETAINED BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES FOR ALLEGED BREACH OF HARBOUR REGULATIONS.

    CAPTAIN RAY, WAS ASKED IF HE HAD BEEN INTERROGATED ABOUT ESPIONAGE...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9W0RJ6RS8HDA4X3NZ3MME98RF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W0RJ6RS8HDA4X3NZ3MME98RF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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