• Short Summary

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OF DESERTERS FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES ARE FINDING REFUGE IN STOCKHOLM.

  • Description

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OF DESERTERS FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES ARE FINDING REFUGE IN STOCKHOLM. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AT LEAST ONE AMERICAN MILITARY ABSCONDER ARRIVES IN THE SWEDISH CAPITAL DAILY, AND ALREADY 130 OF THEM NOW RESIDE IN SWEDEN.

    SIXTY OF THE AMERICAN DESERTERS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE REACHED SWEDEN FROM POSTS IN WEST GERMANY, SOME COMING THROUGH EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. FORTY OTHERS HAVE ARRIVED FROM THE UNITED STATES, AND ANOTHER 30 FROM SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE DESERTERS ARE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR, AND HAVE PRODUCED THEIR OWN MAGAZINE, 'THE SECOND FRONT', TO PUBLICISE THEIR OPPOSITION. THE MAGAZINE, A MONTHLY PUBLICATION, IS DISTRIBUTED IN WEST GERMANY, THE UNITED STATES, JAPAN AND SOUTH VIETNAM. IT HAS A CIRCULATION OF NEARLY 25-THOUSAND.

    THE DESERTERS'S ORGANISATION, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SECOND FRONT. IS SHORTLY TO BEGIN ITS WON RADIO SERVICE, TRANSMITTING THROUGH RADIO HANOI, THE SERVICE WILL BROADCAST ONE PROGRAMME A DAY. THE SECOND FRONT ALSO PLANS TO INTRODUCE A RADIO SERVICE FOR BROADCAST IN EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABETDWKU8DY3N40S8J35XFA09V
    Media URN:
    VLVABETDWKU8DY3N40S8J35XFA09V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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