• Short Summary

    IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) A GROUP OF FORMER AMERICAN SERVICEMEN CEREMONIALLY BURNED THEIR DISCHARGE PAPERS AS A GESTURE OF PROTEST AGAINST UNITED STATES POLICIES IN VIETNAM.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PLATFORM VETERANS-PLACARD "VETERANS AND RESERVISTS TO END WAR IN VIETNAM". (SILENT)
    0.07

    2.
    CU PLACARD
    0.10

    3.
    SV ANOTHER PLACARD "OPPOSITION TO THE VIETNAMESE WAR IS NOT DISLOYAL TO THE U.S. SERVICE PERSONNEL FORCED TO FIGHT IT." (SILENT)
    0.13

    4.
    CU SPEAKER SOF STARTS. "THE GENERAL HAS TOLD ME....." SOF ENDS:"...WE THOUGHT WE HAD A MAN OF PEACE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
    0.32

    5.
    SV MAN BURNING PAPERS SOF (UNDERPLAY) MAN HOLDING UP PAPER
    0.55

    6.
    LV ANOTHER PAPER BEING BURNED
    1.05

    7.
    CU ANOTHER PAPER BEING BURNED (SOF)
    1.22


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: MUSTE: THE GENERALS TOLD ME TO TURN ON THE WATER BY SENDING THE SOLDIERS DOWN TO GUANTANAMO, CUBA. AND INSTEAD, I SENT A PLUMBER DOWN TO SHUT IT OFF. AND WE THOUGHT WE HAD A MAN OF PEACE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.



    STEP UP ONE ONE, TAKE YOUR TIME. LET THESE PAPERS BURN IN FULLNESS IN THE FIRE. HOLD IT UP. WITH THIS BURNING WE ARE DISASSOCIATING OUR TIES WITH THE U.S. MILITARY.



    HOLD IT OVER THERE BOB, PLEASE. DROP IT RIGHT IN, YES, THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO SEE.



    TRAVIS BLACK, SIX YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE. GOING UP IN SMOKE.




    Initials PBS/V/JH/GLH


    EDITORS: THIS FILM HAS NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) A GROUP OF FORMER AMERICAN SERVICEMEN CEREMONIALLY BURNED THEIR DISCHARGE PAPERS AS A GESTURE OF PROTEST AGAINST UNITED STATES POLICIES IN VIETNAM.
    THE SERVICEMEN BELONG TO A GROUP KNOWN AS THE VETERANS AND RESERVISTS TO END THE WAR IN VIETNAM. YESTERDAY WAS VETERANS' DAY IN THE UNITED STATES, CELEBRATING THE END OF WORLD WAR ONE.
    THIRTY FIVE FORMER SERVICEMEN BURNED THEIR DISCHARGE PAPERS DURING THE CEREMONY.
    THE DEMONSTRATORS, IN A PAMPHLET CIRCULATED AT THE CEREMONY, SAID THAT THE UNITES STATES GOVERNMENT IN RECENT YEARS HAD BEEN USING VETERANS' DAY TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR CURRENT AMERICAN MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS. THE DEMONSTRATORS, VETERANS OF WORLD WAR ONE, WORLD WAR TWO AND THE KOREAN CAMPAIGN, SAID VETERANS' DAY HAD BECOME AN OBSCENITY.
    THE VETERANS' GROUP SUPPORTS AND IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL AMERICAN TROOPS FROM VIETNAM, AND AN END OF WHAT THE GROUP DESCRIBES AS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL DOMINATION OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE.
    YESTERDAY WAS THE THIRD OCCASION ON WHICH MEMBERS OF THE VETERANS AND RESERVISTS TO END THE WAR IN VIETNAM HAVE BURNED DISCHARGE PAPERS AND MILITARY DECORATIONS.
    THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER AT THE RALLY WAS MR. A. J. MUSTE, CHAIRMAN OF THE VIETNAM PEACE PARADE COMMITTEE, AND A PROMINENT AMERICAN PACIFIST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABV8NGK5OOSQABC2JDESLPSKMW
    Media URN:
    VLVABV8NGK5OOSQABC2JDESLPSKMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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