• Short Summary

    Doctor Daniel Ellsberg surrendered to United States Justice Department officials in Boston on Monday (June 28) and admitted that he had delivered secret Pentagon documents to the press.

  • Description

    Doctor Daniel Ellsberg surrendered to United States Justice Department officials in Boston on Monday (June 28) and admitted that he had delivered secret Pentagon documents to the press.

    Dr. Ellsberg, accompanied by his wife and his lawyer, arrived at Boston's Federal Courthouse to surrender and end a nationwide manhunt which had been launched for him.

    A large crowd of supporters, many of whom waved placards backing his stand on the Vietnam war, greeted Dr. Ellsberg when he arrived at the Courthouse.

    A former Pentagon aide, now working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Ellsberg had defied F.B.I. and police efforts to track him down since the Justice Department obtained a warrant three days ago for his arrest on a charge of unauthorised possession of the secret Pentagon papers and failure to return them.

    The papers are a study of United States involvement in the Vietnam war.

    This film was shot by Visnews cameramen in Boston and sent via satellite to London for subsequent telerecording.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8HCPG52E4ZBE72DDLBHYBAF8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HCPG52E4ZBE72DDLBHYBAF8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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