• Short Summary

    Wives and families of "American soldiers still held as prisoners-of-war in North Vietnam were invited to the Pentagon in Washington on Wednesday (22 December) for a party and prayers, attended by Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird and former Vietnam overlord General Westmoreland.

  • Description

    1.
    MV Wives and relatives singing (2 shots)
    0.22

    2.
    SCU Army officer
    1.04

    3.
    CU Choir member sing Amen.
    1.12


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: "Let us now pray, all of us together for our people who are prisoners-of-war, for our people who re missing in action, lest in a strange, strange land (PRAYER IN UNISON) To those who wait here helplessly grant faith not to question the quietness, or lose their sight of you in separation (PRAYER IN UNISON) Pray on with me to the hidden corners of the globe, with the fresh new joy of hope, of hope and love, and say, in spite of all (AMEN IN UNISON)"




    Initials BB/1724 MF/DE/BB/1717


    TELERECORDING original colour on 15285/71 53ft

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Wives and families of "American soldiers still held as prisoners-of-war in North Vietnam were invited to the Pentagon in Washington on Wednesday (22 December) for a party and prayers, attended by Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird and former Vietnam overlord General Westmoreland.

    The women were led in prayer for their husbands, and confirmed their religious beliefs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IP46C20X6RHVAJC8VNYW6DZN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IP46C20X6RHVAJC8VNYW6DZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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