• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF NINE AMERICAN QUAKERS - A TRADITIONALLY PACIFIST CHRISTIAN SECT - ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY ABOARD THEIR YACHT "PHOENIX" ON THEIR WAY HOME AFTER DELIVERING ABOUT 10,000 DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP3,500 STERLING) WORTH OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HANOI IN DEFIANCE OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    A GROUP OF NINE AMERICAN QUAKERS - A TRADITIONALLY PACIFIST CHRISTIAN SECT - ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY ABOARD THEIR YACHT "PHOENIX" ON THEIR WAY HOME AFTER DELIVERING ABOUT 10,000 DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP3,500 STERLING) WORTH OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HANOI IN DEFIANCE OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THE GROUP LEADER, DR. EARLE REYNOLDS, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOARD THE YACHT THAT HE HAD GOT THE IMPRESSION THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE WOULD ONLY NEGOTIATE PEACE IF THE AMERICANS STOPPED THEIR BOMBING AND GOT OUT OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE 50 FOOT (15 METRE) KETCH PHOENIX SAILED INTO HONG KONG HARBOUR JUST AHEAD OF A TYPHOON, AND IS NOW AT ANCHOR IN THE HARBOUR. DR. REYNOLDS, A 58-YEAR-OLD AN ANTHROPOLOGIST, CAPTAINED THE PHOENIX ON HER VOYAGE FROM PHILADELPHIA, IN THE UNITED STATES, TO THE NORTH VIETNAMESE PORT OF HAIPHONG. THE QUAKERS BROUGHT BACK ANOTHER AMERICAN IDENTIFIED AS CARL ZEITLOW, FROM NORTH VIETNAM.

    THE QUAKERS TOLD THE NEWSMEN IN HONG KONG THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT LEADERS HAD TOLD THEM THAT THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF NEGOTIATING PEACE WITH THE AMERICANS UNDER PRESENT CONDITIONS. "THE VIETNAMESE VIEW IS THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO NEGOTIATE WITH AN AGGRESSOR, AND THEY ARE FIGHTING TO GET RID OF AGGRESSION", THE QUAKERS SAID.

    BEFORE ARRIVING IN NORTH VIETNAM, THE NINE QUAKERS HAD BEEN TOLD BY UNITED STATES OFFICIALS THAT THEY WOULD BE PENALISED FOR VIOLATING PASSPORT REGULATIONS AS THEIR PASSPORTS WERE NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL TO NORTH VIETNAM. DURING THEIR EIGHT DAY STAY IN HAIPHONG AND HANOI - BOTH TARGETS OF AMERICAN BOMBING RAIDS - THEY SPOKE WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS, AND SAW THE EFFECTS OF THE BOMBING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0MNZMRGM228G2C2T7WP67NHR
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0MNZMRGM228G2C2T7WP67NHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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