• Short Summary

    TWO HUNDRED DOCKERS DEMONSTRATED ON MONDAY WHEN THE SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE SHIP GRIPSHOLM BERTHED IN NEW YORK FROM A CRUISE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TILT DOWN SWEDISH AMERICAN SHIP IN PORT
    0.05

    2.
    CU SAILING NOTICE
    0.06

    3.
    GV BANNER CARRYING PICKETS OUTSIDE SWEDISH AMERICAN BUILDING
    0.14

    4.
    SV UNION SPOKESMAN TALKS TO SHIPPING LINE EXECUTIVE (SOF)
    0.30

    5.
    SV SHIPPING LINE OFFICIAL ANSWERS (SOF)
    1.14

    6.
    SV PARTY DISPERSES
    1.19


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 4) UNION REPRESENTATIVE: "WE WANT YOU TO ASK THE AMBASSADOR IN SWEDEN, TELL HIM ABOUT THE FEELING OF THE LONGSHOREMEN, THAT WE DON'T WANT THIS LOAN TO GO THROUGH. THIS IS AMERICAN DOLLARS THAT THIS SWEDISH-AMERICAN LINE IS MAKING HERE, AND IF YOU GIVE IT TO THE HANOI GOVERNMENT, THE VIETCONG, WE FEEL THAT IT WILL END UP BUYING BULLETS TO KILL OUR BOYS."



    SHIPPING REPRESENTATIVE: "THERE COULDN'T BE A MORE PRO-AMERICAN COMPANY THAN THE SWEDISH-AMERICAN LINE. I'M AN AMERICAN AND I KNOW."



    UNION REPRESENTATIVE: "WELL, YOU HAVE THOSE...WHEN THOSE DRAFT DODGERS WENT TO SWEDEN AND THEY HAD OPEN ARMS THERE, I DIDN'T LIKE IT. BUT YOU WERE NEUTRAL. BUT YOU'RE NOT NEUTRAL IF YOUR COUNTRY GIVES MONEY TO BUY BULLETS TO KILL OUR BOYS. NOW WE'RE SINCERE ABOUT IT. WE DON'T WANT TO STOP THIS LINE. WE WANT YOU TO HELP US. STOP THAT LOAN FROM GOING THROUGH."



    SHIPPING REPRESENTATIVE: "WELL, WE'LL CERTAINLY DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN, I CAN ASSURE YOU."



    UNION REPRESENTATIVE: "IF YOU DO THAT AND...LOOK WE DON'T WANT ANY INCONVENIENCE TO PASSENGERS BUT WE THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO WHAT WE HAD TO DO. IT'S ONE DAY FROM PEARL HARBOUR. WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN THOSE BOYS THAT ARE IN ARIZONA AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS AN APPROPRIATE DAY TO TELL YOU. HELP US. ALL RIGHT MEN GO BACK AND WORK THE BAGGAGE. WE DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST YOU. DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO HELP US. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU."




    Initials JB/N-TELE & B-TELE/PW/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO HUNDRED DOCKERS DEMONSTRATED ON MONDAY WHEN THE SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE SHIP GRIPSHOLM BERTHED IN NEW YORK FROM A CRUISE. THE DOCKERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST A PROPOSED SWEDISH LOAN OF 45 MILLION DOLLARS (18 MILLION STERLING) TO NORTH VIETNAM. THE DEMONSTRATION DELAYED THE DISEMBARKING OF PASSENGERS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACB8HKMKDYNTQQKTQS2LMXJLLO
    Media URN:
    VLVACB8HKMKDYNTQQKTQS2LMXJLLO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment