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    SUNKEN SHIP



    OFFICERS SURVEY SHIP



    WATER SPLASHING AGAINST MOTOR



    MS -- DAMAGED LAUNCH



    2 CUTS -- SAME



    PAN -- WEAPONS



    PAN -- AMMUNITION



    ON JUNE 19TH, AS DAWN BROKE OVER THE HILLS AND SUGAR-CANE FIELDS ALONG MAIMON BAY (CQ) IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ABOUT EIGHTY (80) DOMINICANS, CUBANS AND PUERTO RICANS LANDED ON THE BEACHES OF THE BAY. THEIR OBJECTIVE: TO OVERTHROW THE DICTATORSHIP OF GENERALISSIMO RAFAEL TRUJILLO (CQ).



    THEY FAILED. TRUJILLO'S PLANES SPOTTED THEM ... SANK THE YACHT "TININA" (CQ) ON WHICH THEY LANDED ... AND GROUND FORCES KILLED MOST OF THE INVADERS.



    SO MUCH FOR THE FACTS.



    THE TRUJILLO REGIME HAS SENT US SOME FILM OF THIS UNSUCCESSFUL INVASION ATTEMPT. AND ALONG WITH THE FILM HAS COME A SCRIPT BY A TRUJILLO PUBLIC RELATIONS MAN, WHO CHOSES TO "EDITORIALIZE".........UPON THE FACTS.



    HERE, WITH THAT WORLD OF CAUTION TO PRECEDE IT, IS THE OFFICIAL TRUJILLO VERSION OF THE STORY:



    "HERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS OF THE LAUNCH "TININA" AFTER OUR MILITARY PLANES SHELLED IT.



    "THE WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN PLAY WITH THE REMAINS OF THE PUNISHED SHIP, WHILE THE MURMUR OF THE WAVES ENTONES A NEW HYMN TO LIBERTY AND TO THE GREAT TRUJILLO.



    "THIS COWARDLY AGGRESSION WAS PERPETRATED BY ENEMIES OF THE PEACE ... TRAITORS TO THE POSTULATES OF LIBERTY, MORALITY, PROGRESS, DEMOCRACY AND OUR CONSTRUCTIVE POLICY, CARRIED TO A HAPPY CONCLUSION BY THE ILLUSTRIOUS BENEFACTOR OF OUT COUNTRY, GENERALISSIMO RAFAEL TRUJILLO.



    "THE OCCUPANTS OF THIS LAUNCH RECEIVED THEIR DESERVED PUNISHMENT FOR THEIR DETERMINATION TO INVADE OUR TERRITORY, WHICH IS SO HEROICALLY GUARDED BY OUR GLORIOUS ARMED FORCES."



    SHIRT-TAIL:



    SO SAYS "THE VOICE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC" ... THE OFFICIAL RADIO AND TELEVISION BRANCH OF THE DICTATORSHIP.



    WE TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LETTERHEAD ON WHICH THE SCRIPT WAS WRITTEN. THE LETTERHEAD POINTS OUT THAT "THE VOICE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC" WAS FOUNDED IN 1942 (date - CQ) BY A MAN, WHOSE LAS NAME SOUNDS SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR. THE FOUNDER WAS J. ARISMENDI TRUJILLO. (CQ)




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SBVON7D0DNVDQ1MIW6IAYXOM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SBVON7D0DNVDQ1MIW6IAYXOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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