• Short Summary

    All the crew and passengers of the Lufthansa airliner hijacked by Arab commandos, have now returned home.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Aircraft taxiing in
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    2.
    SCU Press
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    3.
    LV Crew & passengers on aircraft stops waving
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    4.
    German man speaks
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    "First of all, we felt that it was the duty of both the Government in Bonn and in munich to save the lives of twenty people - that is, the German nationals and passengers of other nationalities aboard the hijacked plane. Other democratic and free governments in the Western hemisphere have done likewise. So did the Swedish government a couple of days ago, so did the British government a couple of months ago, so did the Swiss government a couple of months ago, and so did, in September 1968, the Israeli government by releasing 16 Arabs who were inmates in Israeli jails, after an Israeli plane had been hijacked to Algiers."




    Initials ESP/0148 ESP/0137



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: All the crew and passengers of the Lufthansa airliner hijacked by Arab commandos, have now returned home. Most of the passengers were flown from Tripoli to Rome. The crew and three remaining passengers - an American, a Briton and a Turk - who were kept as hostages were later flown to Frankfurt.

    But as the hostages returned safely, Israel was protesting to West Germany about the deal by which their release had been secured in exchange for three Black September guerrillas, held since the killing of members of the Israeli olympic team at Munich. The criticism was described as unjust by the German government, and a spokesman, Herr Walter Von Ludigar, said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABMQB10X7Z9LMKIT41W0UQD12C
    Media URN:
    VLVABMQB10X7Z9LMKIT41W0UQD12C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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