• Short Summary

    United Nations Command and North Korean Communist hold a Military Armistice Commission meeting at Panmunjom this morning.

  • Description

    United Nations Command and North Korean Communist hold a Military Armistice Commission meeting at Panmunjom this morning. United Nations Command called a meeting to discuss a matter concerning the 2,147 allied prisoner of Korean war who have not been satisfactorily accounted by the communists. When the meeting started this morning Rear Admiral Ira H. Nunn, US Navy, Senior delegate of UN, strongly demanded that the communists account for 2,147 POW's whose fate is still unknown and again communists refused. Admiral Nunn then asked specifically for information on Captain Samuel P. Logan, a B-29 pilot, who became prisoner in 1950, whose picture had appeared in a Russian magazine as a prisoner and received a reply of "no data". Adm. Nunn also demanded information on Captain Harry D. Moreland, also pilot, who had lost both legs when he captured and branded as "ridiculous" the communists contention that he had escaped. Then Nunn charged communist how can a man without both legs be able to escape. From the beginning to the end communists denied any further responsibility for UNC prisoners and repeatedly demanded an accounting for 98,742 of their personnel, many of whom had chosen freedom by refusing repatriation. After the meeting Nunn had press conference. The numbers of such missing UN war prisoners are as follows; Australia-9, Belgium & Luxembourg-3, ROK-1,648, Britain-20, Colombia-2, Greece-1, U.S.-452, S. Africa-8, Turkey-4.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHFBD034SLKW5ABZU51BBRBGH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHFBD034SLKW5ABZU51BBRBGH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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