• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The American hostages released from Iran have been undergoing thorough medical checks and debriefing sessions at the United States military hospital in Wiesbaden.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Former American hostages leaving Wiesbaden hospital for trip to Air Base shopping centre
    0.13

    2.
    SCU Hostages walking towards bus PAN TO former American Charges d'Affaires in Teheran Bruce Laingen
    0.19

    3.
    CU Bruce Laingen speaking to reporters
    0.40

    4.
    GV Former hostages in clothing section of shopping centre (4 shots)
    1.01

    5.
    SV Marine inside shopping centre talking to policemen
    1.05

    6.
    SV Former American Embassy Political Officer John Limpert (sic) inside shopping centre
    1.12

    7.
    GV Hostages along aisles of shelves in supermarket
    1.15

    8.
    SCU Returnee speaking to reporters before climbing into bus
    1.22

    9.
    GV EXTERIOR Newsmen gathered outside American military hospital in Wiesbaden
    1.25

    10.
    SCU Former hostage Bruce German speaking to reporters (4 shots)
    1.54


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    FRANCIS: "The former hostages, cheerful and excited were taken to an Airforce shopping centre five miles from the Wiesbaden hospital. Although many of them said they didn't know when they would be flown home, security men with them said it looked like this weekend. The Charge d'Affaires of the captured Teheran Embassy Bruce Laingen said he hoped it would be soon."



    SEQ. 3: LAINGEN: "Delighted. God knows, God knows."



    REPORTER: "Do you feel good?"



    LAINGEN: "I feel great. Only I shouldn't have gotten up so early."



    REPORTER: "Why is that sir?"



    LAINGEN: "Didn't get enough sleep. We're working hard to keep our schedule."



    REPORTER: "Do you think you'll be home this weekend sir?"



    LAINGEN: "I don't know. As they say in Teheran 'Inch'Allah'; - God willing."



    FRANCIS: "They almost emptied the shelves of the small clothing section of the military commissary. They bought twelve thousand dollars worth of suitcases, shoes, shirts and sweaters. Some like Barry Rosen here were able to wear their new clothes. Twenty three others left suits behind to be altered with a promised return for this evening.



    "The Marines bought shoe-polish and Brasso to shine their belt-buckles.



    "Many, like John Limpert, an Embassy Political Officer did their shopping in pyjamas and slippers.



    "Others seemed to enjoy just strolling down the aisles.



    "Clearly, the returning Americans wanted to talk about their hardships in Teheran. One said 'Just wait till we get home'."



    SEQ. 10: GERMAN: "There's going to be a lot of talking done once we get back to the States. I just wanted to let you guys know that most of us, in fact all of us, are in good health and just delighted to be back. From what I know of the, those who held us, and let it be known that these were not students. They may have been students at one time -- we all were. But two years out of school doesn't make you a student. These were pure and simple terrorists."





    Initials BB



    REPORTER: FRED FRANCIS
    SATELLITE TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: The American hostages released from Iran have been undergoing thorough medical checks and debriefing sessions at the United States military hospital in Wiesbaden. The ex-hostages, never united as a group during their 14-month imprisonment are reported to be in high spirits helping each other over the traumas of captivity. As the date of their return home to be reunited with their families drew nearer the former captives went on a shopping spree on Friday (23 January) as NBC's Fred Francis reports.

    SYNOPSIS: Later, one former hostage, Bruce German, met reporters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA96Y1X2OL25BZWHI22J6DTP4ED
    Media URN:
    VLVA96Y1X2OL25BZWHI22J6DTP4ED
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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