• Short Summary

    A FIVE-MAN ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY DELEGATION LEFT ROME BY AIR TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR HANOI TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SUPPORT FOR NORTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    A FIVE-MAN ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY DELEGATION LEFT ROME BY AIR TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR HANOI TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SUPPORT FOR NORTH VIETNAM.

    BEFORE LEAVING THE DELEGATION SAID THAT ITALIAN VOLUNTEERS WERE READY TO GO TO NORTH VIETNAM. SIGNOR GIANCARLO PAJETTA, 53 YEAR-OLD PARTY SECRETARIAT MEMBER, AND WARTIME DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE GARIBALDI PARTISAN BRIGADES, SAID IF VOLUNTEERS WERE TO GO, THERE WOULD CERTAINLY BE ITALIANS AMONG THEM AND THEY WOULD NOT BE ONLY COMMUNISTS.

    WHEN A REPORTER SUGGESTED SUCH AID MIGHT VIOLATE THE ITALIAN PENAL CODE, SIGNOR PAJETTA REPLIED THAT THE CODE HAD EXISTED WHEN 3,000 GARIBALDI VOLUNTEERS WENT TO THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

    THE DELEGATION WAS INVITED BY THE VIETNAMESE WORKERS' PARTY. THEY ARE GOING TO HANOI VIA PRAGUE, MOSCOW, AND PEKING, AND MAY STOP OFF FOR TALKS ON THEIR WAY. THE LENGTH OF THEIR STAY IN NORTH VIETNAM HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED.

    THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION ARE: POMPEO COLAJANNI, MEMBER OF THE PARTY CONTROL COMMISSION AND WARTIME PARTISAN COMMANDER, AND A FORMER ITALIAN DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENCE; ALDO NATOLI, CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBER AND WARTIME PARTISAN; ACHILLE OCHETTO, SECRETARY OF THE COMMUNIST YOUTH MOVEMENT; AND EMILIO SARZI AMADE, OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE PARTY NEWSPAPER "UNITA."
    "UNITA" TODAY PUBLISHED AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS TO SEND AN ITALIAN FIELD HOSPITAL TO NORTH VIETNAM TO HELP ALLEVIATE SUFFERING. A GROUP OF DOCTORS HAD SIGNED THE APPEAL.

    THE DELEGATION TRAVELS AT A TIME WHEN TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN REKINDLING MEMORIES OF WARTIME RESISTANCE BY DEMOCRATS AND COMMUNISTS IN ITALY. THE DEPARTURE POINTS UP THE SHARP OPPOSITION OF THE PARTY TO THE GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE AMERICAN POSITION IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA EXPRESSED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, SIGNOR ALDO MORO, CURRENTLY VISITING THE UNITED STATES.

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY IS THE LARGEST IN WESTERN EUROPE WITH MORE THAN MILLION AND A HALF MEMBERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABM39BS7DN5U5MQIAZM4FSU0M8
    Media URN:
    VLVABM39BS7DN5U5MQIAZM4FSU0M8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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