• Short Summary

    EMIL ZATOPECK, CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S OLYMPIC HERO, HAS STRONGLY CONDEMNED MILITARY INTERVENTION IN HIS COUNTRY BY RUSSIA AND HER WARSAW PACT ALLIES.

  • Description

    EMIL ZATOPECK, CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S OLYMPIC HERO, HAS STRONGLY CONDEMNED MILITARY INTERVENTION IN HIS COUNTRY BY RUSSIA AND HER WARSAW PACT ALLIES.

    SPEAKING IN PRAGUE ON THURSDAY, ZATOPECK SAID THE ACT OF INTERVENTION HAD CHANGED HIS COUNTRY'S LOVE FOR RUSSIA "INTO GREAT HATRED ... POSSIBLY FOR A THOUSAND YEARS".

    ZATOPECK, A 46-YEAR-OLD COLONEL, IN THE CZECH ARMY, WON THREE MEDALS FOR HIS COUNTRY IN THE HELSINKI OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1952.

    HE ACCUSED THE RUSSIANS OF "ACTING LIKE BARBARIANS" BY BRINGING HER ALLIES INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA WITHOUT INVITATION OR CAUSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4L937C2DS6CMI6LS3M2FN6GQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4L937C2DS6CMI6LS3M2FN6GQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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