• Short Summary

    The North Korean authorities said on Sunday (17 July) that the United States should take steps to prevent any repetition of last week's incident in which a U.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Military parties face each other for return of helicopter crew, Panmunjom
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    2.
    SVs Bodies of three U.S. crewmen being unloaded from truck (2 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    SV U.S. officer inspecting coffins
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    4.
    SV Coffin draped in U.S. flag carried across demarcation line
    0.42

    5.
    SV Only survivor Chief Warrant Officer Glenn Schwanke walks out and being led away (2 shots)
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    6.
    SVs INT North Korean officials (3 shots)
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    7.
    SV EXT Newsmen look through window (2 shots)
    1.20

    8.
    GV EXT Helicopters on tarmac
    1.25

    9.
    SV Air crew entering base
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    10.
    SV & GV Helicopter taking off
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    11.
    SV Troops walking to huts
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    12.
    SV Troops cleaning and assembling rifles
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    13.
    GV EXT Troops boarding tanks
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    14.
    SV Tank pulling out
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    REPORTER: "The end of the sad affair came just 56 hours after it began. The North Koreans brought the three dead crewmen in by truck, their wooden caskets lowered by North Korean medics onto soil a few feet north of the demarcation line. A former colleague, Chief Warrant Officer thomas Savage was there to perform the gruesome task of identifying the men.



    "A U.N. honour guard bore the asked race the military dem??cation line. The only survivor of the incident, chief Warrant Officer Glene Schewanke of (indistinct) Wisconsin, was brought to the site by North Korean guards. He walked looking shaken but apparently uninjured. The North Koreans were prepared to be conciliatory to, in their words, use leniency and return the Americans without delay. All that was required from the American side was the admission the U.S. helicopter was in the wrong and an expression of regret. It was clear the North Koreans were looking for a propaganda victory: large numbers of press and diplomats were on hand, many from the communist world."




    Initials BB/2025


    PART TELERECORDING
    REPORTER: JIM LAURIE

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The North Korean authorities said on Sunday (17 July) that the United States should take steps to prevent any repetition of last week's incident in which a U.S. helicopter was shot down in North Korea. The warning came the day after the repatriation of the sole survivor of the incident and the return of the bodies of the other three crew members. According to the United States, the unarmed Chinook cargo helicopter was shot down on Thursday (14 July) five miles (8 kms) inside North Korea after losing its way. The incident came less than a fortnight before the American Defence Secretary, Harold Brown, wad due in Seoul for talks on the U.S. plan to withdraw its 33-thousand ground forces from South Korea. NBC's Jim Laurie reporters on the return of the helicopter crew.

    SYNOPSIS: The withdrawal of the United States ground forces is scheduled to take place over four or five years. The major U.S. army units now in South Korea are the Second Infantry Division, the Fourth Missile Command and the 38th Anti-Aircraft Brigade. They are the last American ground forces on the Asian mainland.

    Nearly half of the troops are in the Second Infantry Division, stationed north of Seoul along the demilitarised zone. South Korea is now speeding up its own defence arrangements, believing that President Carter will go ahead with the withdrawal despite pressure from critics. South Korean observers fear that the departure of the American troops would increase the danger of war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9JPDEKETCGJ0YB4VJ0APU01C
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9JPDEKETCGJ0YB4VJ0APU01C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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