• Short Summary

    A BELATED VICTIM F THE SOVIET UNION'S INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS BURIED IN HIS HOMETOWN, NEGED, SOUTHERN SLOVAKIA, ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    A BELATED VICTIM F THE SOVIET UNION'S INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS BURIED IN HIS HOMETOWN, NEGED, SOUTHERN SLOVAKIA, ON SATURDAY. THE VICTIM, 18-YEAR-OLD JOSEF SVIETEL, DIED RECENTLY FROM A BULLET WOUND HE RECEIVED NEARLY FOUR MONTHS AGO.

    JOSEF SVIETEL HAD BEEN WATCHING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE INTERVENTION AT BRATISLAVA ON THE 22ND OF AUGUST WHEN SOVIET SOLDIERS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE SUDDENLY OPENED FIRE. SVIETEL WAS HIT IN THE BACK WITH A BULLET AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY IN BRATISLAVA FOR AN EMERGENCY OPERATION.

    DOCTORS AT THE HOSPITAL REGARDED SVIETEL'S RECOVERY AFTER THE OPERATION AS SOMETHING OF A MIRACLE. DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS HIS CONDITION IMPROVED O MUCH THAT HE WAS EXPECTED TO LEAVE HOSPITAL SHORTLY. THEN, QUITE UNEXPECTEDLY, HE DIED FROM AN INFECTION OF HIS WOUND.

    A LARGE CROWD OF SLOVAKS JOINED THE MOURNERS AT SVIETEL'S FUNERAL IN NEGED ON SATURDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17PKOOXW6AAAC8G5GUC0US7NZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA17PKOOXW6AAAC8G5GUC0US7NZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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