• Short Summary

    At a United States Army base in Britain, an officer stationed there has been found guilty by a military tribunal of taking part in an anti-Vietnam demonstration in London, and of soliciting other officers to take part.

  • Description

    1.
    GV U.S. Army personnel arrive for trial
    0.05

    2.
    SCU PAN Captain Culver arriving for trial
    0.13

    3.
    GV Activity outside courtroom
    0.18

    4.
    MV ZOOM IN TO SCU Crowds wait outside courtroom
    0.22

    5.
    MV Captain Culver out of courtroom
    0.27

    6.
    CU Culver speaking to reporters
    1.14


    TRANSCRIPT:



    REPORTER: "Captain Culver, you've just been found guilty on both charges. Could you tell us how you feel at this moment?"



    CAPTAIN CULVER: "I feel this court had very little option about what they did. I think they were in a situation where the instructions the judge gave me....they virtually had to find me guilty. I was hoping that they would use their common sense to ignore those instructions, but they didn't. It's not unexpected."



    REPORTER: "Are you saying you haven't had a fair trial?"



    CAPTAIN CULVER: "I'm saying that the military judge refused our request regarding the constitutional issues. He never put the constitutional issues before the court members, and without them there wasn't much of a trial at all."




    Initials BB/0338 WLW/DW/BB/0400



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At a United States Army base in Britain, an officer stationed there has been found guilty by a military tribunal of taking part in an anti-Vietnam demonstration in London, and of soliciting other officers to take part. It is the first case of its kind in Britain. Sentence on the officer, Captain Thomas Culver, will be passed tomorrow (July 14).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB588HSWGYU4RQ6DRZVTGSZALK
    Media URN:
    VLVAB588HSWGYU4RQ6DRZVTGSZALK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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