• Short Summary

    ON THEIR MARCH TO MOSCOW, WHICH BEGAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, USA, LAST DECEMBER, AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF "PEACE MARCHERS" REACHED DOWN, WEST GERMANY, JULY 19, WHERE THEY HANDED IN A DESTINATION AT THE DEFENSE MINISTRY, DISTRIBUTED LEAFLETS CALLING FOR TRIAL DISARMAMENT, AND HELD IMPROMPTU STREET-CORNER MEETINGS AT WHICH THEY SPOKE OF THE WORLD'S NEED FOR "BREAD NOT BOMBS".

  • Description

    ON THEIR MARCH TO MOSCOW, WHICH BEGAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, USA, LAST DECEMBER, AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF "PEACE MARCHERS" REACHED DOWN, WEST GERMANY, JULY 19, WHERE THEY HANDED IN A DESTINATION AT THE DEFENSE MINISTRY, DISTRIBUTED LEAFLETS CALLING FOR TRIAL DISARMAMENT, AND HELD IMPROMPTU STREET-CORNER MEETINGS AT WHICH THEY SPOKE OF THE WORLD'S NEED FOR "BREAD NOT BOMBS".

    THE MARCH BEGAN IN DECEMBER 1960, WHEN 18 AMERICAN DEMONSTRATORS LEFT SAN FRANCISCO AND WALKED ACROSS THE USA TO NEW YORK - ARRIVING SIX MONTHS LATER. THEY FLEW TO LONDON, WHERE THEY WERE JOINED BY EUROPEAN AND SCANDINAVIAN DEMONSTRATORS. FRENCH AUTHORITIES TURNED THEM BACK WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN FRANCE, SO THEY BEGAN THE WALK THROUGH EUROPE IN BELGIUM. AT AACHEN THEY WERE JOINED BY FOUR NEW MEMBERS, THREE GERMANS AND ONE FRENCH GIRL. THEIR NUMBER NOW TOTALS 30 - 17 AMERICANS; 4 BRITONS; 1 FRENCH GIRL; 4 GERMANS; 1 NORWEGIAN; 2 SWEDES' AND 1 FINN. 4,500 MILES HAVE NOW BEEN COVERED IN THE 6,500 MILE WALK TO MOSCOW.

    THEIR INTENTION IS TO DEMONSTRATE IN EVERY TOWN OR CITY ON THEIR ROUTE, CULMINATING IN A GRAND DEMONSTRATION IN RED SQUARE, MOSCOW. THEY REJECT MILITARY POWER, PARTICULARLY "NUCLEAR DETERRENTS" AND MODERN WEAPONS OF MASS ANNIHILATION, AS IMMORAL AND DISHONOURABLE. THEY BELIEVE THAT THE ARMS RACE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST IS GUARANTEEING NEITHER SECURITY NOR FREEDOM, BUT IT IS TENDING INSTEAD TO ENCOURAGE THE SPREAD OF TOTALITARIANISM AND THE EVENTUAL OUTBREAK OF AN H-BOMB AND MISSILE WAR THAT WILL DESTROY MANKIND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3J9KKZWCZU0KVL4E7VOXHW99W
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J9KKZWCZU0KVL4E7VOXHW99W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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