• Short Summary

    SOVIET COSMONAUT VALERI BYKOVSKY TODAY (MONDAY) LAID A WREATH AT THE LONDON TOMB OF COMMUNISM'S FOUNDER KARL MARX.

  • Description

    SOVIET COSMONAUT VALERI BYKOVSKY TODAY (MONDAY) LAID A WREATH AT THE LONDON TOMB OF COMMUNISM'S FOUNDER KARL MARX. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL BYKOVSKY IS ON A WEEK'S VISIT TO ENGLAND AT THE INVITATION OF THE BRITISH-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    LAST NIGHT THE TOMB WAS DAUBED WITH TAR AND FEATHERS AND COVERED WITH SLOGANS READING: "NATIONAL FRONT PUTS BRITAIN FIRST". THE NATIONAL FRONT IS A NEW EXTREME RIGHT-WING MOVEMENT.

    AN ANONYMOUS TELEPHONE CALLER TOLD NEWS AGENCIES THAT THE NATIONAL FRONT HAD DAUBED THE TOMB IN HIGHGATE CEMETERY AS A COUNTER-PROTEST TO LAST NIGHT'S (SUNDAY) LONDON DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR.

    IT WAS ALSO DONE TO MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SOVIET COMMUNISM, HE SAID.

    BY THE TIME THAT COLONEL BYKOVSKY ARRIVED AT THE CEMETERY ALL SIGNS OF THE NIGHT'S ACTIVITY HAD BEEN CLEANED AWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3G9DDOSFVHJUEWCZV1LFOF0FC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3G9DDOSFVHJUEWCZV1LFOF0FC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1967
    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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