• Short Summary

    The eight commandos, five from the Air Force, three from the Marines were killed when a helicopter and a transport plane collided while refuelling, and burst into flames in an Iranian desert area.

  • Description

    G/V crowds watching procession - military personnel carrying standards
    19 ft


    L/V members of congress, seated and sanding
    20 ft


    G/V Jimmy Carter - pull out to coloured military person singing
    34 ft


    S/V relatives of the dead
    36 ft


    S/V Carter speaking
    59 ft


    G/V 'Stars and Stripes' - Last Post playing
    68 ft


    L/V aircraft from airforce flying 'missing man' formation overhead
    73 ft




    Initials





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The eight commandos, five from the Air Force, three from the Marines were killed when a helicopter and a transport plane collided while refuelling, and burst into flames in an Iranian desert area. Their bodies are still undergoing identification processes at Dover Airforce Base in Delawase....
    CARTER: They volunteered for this mission, knowing its importance and they also knew its risks. They did so, not because they cared too little for life, they wanted to live it out to old age. But they did it because they cared so much for the lives of our hostages, and for the right of our people to enjoy the freedom for which this nation was formed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ULKN5WXKNBZJLH5O14ELDNF9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ULKN5WXKNBZJLH5O14ELDNF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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