• Short Summary

    SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY TOLD STUDENTS AT THE PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, ON WEDNESDAY (1 MAY) THAT THE UNITED STATES MUST GET PEACE TALKS STARTED TO REACH AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT IN "THIS COSTLY AND AGONISING WAR" IN VIETNAM.

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    PEOPLE CLAPPING; KENNEDY OF PLATFORM; KENNEDY SPEAKING. (SOUND ON FILM)



    KENNEDY: "FOR AFTER ALL, AND I THINK THAT THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT POINT TO REMEMBER, WE IN THE UNITED STATES, AFTER ALL WE ARE THE STRONGEST NATION, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHERE TO MEET TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER SERIOUS NEGOTIATIONS ARE TO TAKE PLACE ... ALL WITH A NATION LESS THAN ONE-TENTH OUR SIZE AND WITH THE MEREST FRACTION OF OUR WEALTH. PRESTIGE AND OUR POWER. WE NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT WHETHER WE WILL LOSE FACE BY AGREEING TO A SITE THAT WE HAVE NOT SUGGESTED. THE IMPORTANT THING IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR OWN MEN, TO OUR OWN PEOPLE, TO MANKIND ALL OVER THE GLOBE, IS TO GET THE TALKS STARTED AND TO REACH AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT TO THIS COSTLY AND AGONISING WAR."




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    Background: SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY TOLD STUDENTS AT THE PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, ON WEDNESDAY (1 MAY) THAT THE UNITED STATES MUST GET PEACE TALKS STARTED TO REACH AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT IN "THIS COSTLY AND AGONISING WAR" IN VIETNAM. THE SENATOR HAS STRESSED THE NEED FOR A SETTLEMENT OF THE VIETNAMESE WAR IN NEARLY ALL OF HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SPEECHES BUT DOES NOT CALL FOR UNILATERAL WITHDRAWAL BY THE U.S.

    SENATOR KENNEDY SAID THAT THE UNITED STATES NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT LOSING FACE BY AGREEING TO A SITE, WHICH THEY HAD NOT SUGGESTED, WHEN THEY WERE DEALING WITH A NATION LESS THAN ONE-TENTH THEIR SIZE, WITH THE MEREST FRACTION OF THEIR WEALTH, POWER AND PRESTIGE.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON TODAY (FRIDAY), AGREED TO A HANOI SUGGESTION THAT PARIS SHOULD BE USED AS A SITE FOR PRELIMINARY TALKS. THE TALKS ARE DUE TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY 10 MAY.

    A LARGE CROWD OF STUDENTS PACKED INTO THE AUDITORIUM TO HEAR SENATOR KENNEDY ON WEDNESDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAYOOU4G4T45HWV161XK4T8GWM
    Media URN:
    VLVAYOOU4G4T45HWV161XK4T8GWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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