United States anti-war workers, who recently escorted back from North Vietnam three released prisoners of war, also met seven other prisoners of war in a Hanoi hotel before they left.
SV Prisoners seated & chatting to members of U.S. Peace Committee (2 shots)
SV Prisoners lighting cigarettes
SV PAN Members of committees & women taking notes
SV Prisoners shake hands with members of committee & leaving
SV EXT. Hotel & Americans leaving (2 shots)
SV North Vietnamese civilians watching
SV Americans into car (3 shots)
SV Cars away
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Background: United States anti-war workers, who recently escorted back from North Vietnam three released prisoners of war, also met seven other prisoners of war in a Hanoi hotel before they left. They told the seven, all U.S. Air Force pilots, that they were doing their best in negotiations for their release.
The prisoners were said to be looking happy and healthy'. After the talks, during which the future of the Vietnam war was discussed, the negotiating group left for another city hotel to collect three U.S. pilots who had been released by the North Vietnamese Government. The freed pilots and their escorts arrived back in the United States on Thursday (September 28) after a round-the-world flight Via Peking, Moscow, and Copenhagen.
Among the anti-war activities war Mr David Dellinger, one of the so-called 'Chicago Seven' charged with inciting the bloody riot at the 1968 Democratic Party convention in Chicago, U.S.A.
SYNOPSIS: In North Vietnam, seven United States prisoners of war were allowed to talk to visiting American anti-war negotiators who are trying to secure their freedom. This film, from the official North Vietnamese agency NDN, shows the prisoners looking, according to reports, 'happy and healthy'. They talked about the future of the Vietnam war.
The negotiators left with promises to try and secure the prisoners' release as soon as possible, and then collected three other prisoners of war who WERE released. After picking them up at another Hanoi Hotel, they escorted them on the flight home vis Peking, Moscow and Copenhagen, arriving in New York on Thursday. Among the negotiators, who have criticised the United States government for their treatment of the released prisoners, was Mr David Dellinger. He was one of the so-called 'Chicago Seven' involved in the famous trial after being charged with inciting the bloody riot at a party convention in Chicago in 1968.