• Short Summary

    RELEASED U-2 PILOT, FRANCIS GARY POWERS - EXCHANGED FOR SOVIET SPY COLONEL RUDOLPH ABEL - FLEW OUT OF BERLIN WITHIN HOURS OF BEING HANDED OVER BY RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES, FEBRUARY 10.

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    RELEASED U-2 PILOT, FRANCIS GARY POWERS - EXCHANGED FOR SOVIET SPY COLONEL RUDOLPH ABEL - FLEW OUT OF BERLIN WITHIN HOURS OF BEING HANDED OVER BY RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES, FEBRUARY 10.

    PRESSMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE KEPT WELL AWAY AS POWERS WAS DRIVEN TO BERLIN'S TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT IN A BLACK LIMOUSINE.SWIFTLY AND SECRETLY HE WAS USHERED THE FEW STEPS ACROSS THE TARMAC FROM THE CAR TO AN AMERICAN MILITARY PLANE WHICH TOOK OFF IMMEDIATELY, HEADING FOR WASHINGTON.

    AT DAWN ON THE SAME DAY POWERS WAS HANDED OVER BY RUSSIAN OF OFFICERS ON A BRIDGE AT THE BORDER OF EAST GERMANY AND WEST BERLIN.IN EXCHANGE, UNITED STATES AUTHORITIES FREED SOVIET SPY COLONEL RUDOLPH ABEL, SENTENCED IN 1957 TO THIRTY YEARS' IMPRISONMENT FOR ESPIONAGE.THE EAST GERMANS ALSO RELEASED AN AMERICAN STUDENT, FREDERIC PRYOR WHO HAD BEEN HELD SINCE LAST AUGUST.

    MOSCOW RADIO ANNOUNCED THAT POWERS HAD BEEN FREED "TO IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION AND THE UNITED STATES".HE WAS SENTENCED TO A TEN YEAR PRISON TERM AFTER HIS U-2L HIGH ALTITUDE JET AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN THE SOVIET UNION IN MAY 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30QLC719STOEIZQWHY02NK3PJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA30QLC719STOEIZQWHY02NK3PJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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