• Short Summary

    Mr. James Cross, the British diplomat seized by extreme Canadian separatists in Montreal nearly two?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Int. Press conference - Cross and wife enter
    0.10

    2.
    SV Reporters
    0.13

    3.
    CU Cross speaking
    1.58


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: CROSS: Saturday was quiet day until late in the evening when we were watching television, the news came through, first that a body had been found in the trunk of a car at St. Hurbert airport, then the body was identified as that of La Porte, and later that my own body had been found, at Rawden, north of Montreal. That I think, I sincerely trust, was the most terrible night of my life as I watched my death announced on television and heard that my wife was watching it at home.



    REPORTER: Could I ask Mr. Cross if it was ever explained to him exactly why it was him who had been chosen to be kidnapped rather than(indistinct).



    CROSS: I think that they wanted a diplomat. They had already tried three, two at least, possibly three kidnapping attempts in Montreal which had been frustrated. They had surveyed numbers of people; they gave me a few reasons when I asked them, claiming British cultural imperialism in Canada, but I don't believe this. I think that they simply wanted a diplomat to get world opinion and I happened to be available.



    REPORTER: If you were to meet you former captors (indistinct) what would you say to them?



    CROSS: I would call the nearest policeman. Thank you very much.




    Initials PBS/DW/OS/035 PBS/DW/OS/113



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr. James Cross, the British diplomat seized by extreme Canadian separatists in Montreal nearly two and a half months ago, today (Wednesday, 9 December) spoke to journalists in London about his experiences under capture. Mr. Cross was released several days ago and his captors were allowed to fly to Cuba.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37W3QKQYX68KUACSC07FQXRJH
    Media URN:
    VLVA37W3QKQYX68KUACSC07FQXRJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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