• Short Summary

    INTRO: The Olympic Games resumed in Munich ,West Germany on Wednesday (6 September)
    following the killing of 11 members of the Israeli team the previous night.

  • Description


    FUERSTENFELDBRUCK AIRFIELD, MUNICH ,WEST GERMANY (6 SEPTEMBER 1972) (REUTERS)


    1.
    GV NIGHT EXT, POLICE AND PRESS OUTSIDE AIRPORT GATE
    0.05

    2.
    SV DETAINED GUNMAN LEAD BY POLICE INTO BUILDING
    0.26

    3.
    SV AMBULANCE PAST
    0.35


    MUNICH, WEST GERMANY (6 SEPTEMBER 1972) (REUTERS)


    4.
    GV, INTERIOR, PRESS CONFERENCE
    0.46

    5.
    CU BAVARIAN INTERIOR MINISTER BRUNO MARK SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE,GERMAN) / NEWSMEN (2 SHOTS)
    1.05


    FUERSTENFELDBRUCK AIRFIELD, MUNICH WEST GERMANY (6TH SEPTEMBER 1972) (REUTERS)


    6.
    LV DAY, EXTERIOR AIRFIELD AND ACTIVITY AROUND
    HELICOPTERS
    1.10

    7.
    SV MILITARY PLANES
    1.14

    8.
    SV CAR ENTERS AIRPORT BARRIER
    1.20

    9.
    SV ARMOURED POLICE CAR THROUGH BARRIER
    1.31


    OLYMPIC STADIUM, MUNICH WEST GERMANY (6TH SEPTEMBER 1972) (REUTERS)


    10.
    GV OLYMPIC STADIUM WITH FLAG AT HALF MAST ( 2 SHOTS)
    1.38

    11.
    SV MEMBERS OF THE ISRAELI TEAM ENTER
    1.44

    12.
    GV PAN CROWD
    1.50

    13.
    SV WOMEN IN THE CROWD
    1.55

    14.
    SV WILLY BRANDT SEATED IN THE CROWD
    1.57

    15.
    SV MR. AVERY BRUNDAGE SPEAKING AND MEMBERS OF THE ISRAELI TEAM AND OTHERS LISTENING (3 SHOTS)
    2.26


    OLYMPIC VILLAGE, MUNICH ,WEST GERMANY (6TH SEPTEMBER 1972) (REUTERS)


    16.
    SV MEMBERS OF THE EGYPTIAN TEAM CARRYING CASES FROM THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE TO AWAITING
    VAN (3 SHOTS)
    2.45







    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRO: The Olympic Games resumed in Munich ,West Germany on Wednesday (6 September)
    following the killing of 11 members of the Israeli team the previous night.Nine of the
    team members were killed at Munich's Fuerstenfeldbruck airport, where police fought
    a gun battle with Arab guerillas who had kidnapped the Israelis.The guerillas , members
    of the Black September organisation, killed the Israelis by blowing up the helicopter that
    had carried them from the Olympic village where they had been held hostages for almost
    nineteen hours .Three members of the eight man terrorist group were captured after
    the battle, and one was interrogated at the scene by police.Two of the surviving terrorists
    were said to be seriously wounded , five guerillas and a West German policeman
    were killed in the police gun battle with the terrorists.


    STORY: After conflicting reports throughout the evening, the Bavarian Interior Minister
    Bruno Mark announced to an early Wednesday morning press conference that the Israeli
    team members had been killed, and said that at least one of the terrorists had been
    employed at the Olympic grounds.

    In the morning rescuers were still working around the helicopters that had been the
    death trap for the Israelis.When the police had opened fire one of the guerillas had
    hurled a grenade into the helicopter with the hostages on board,The massacre
    followed a day of tense negotiations between the guerillas and the West German
    authorities.

    Later in the morning a memorial service was held for the Israelis in the vast Olympic
    Stadium.The Olympic flag and flags of the world stood at half mast, and the
    remaining Israeli athletes were heavily guarded.Twenty five hundred athletes
    were ranked in the arena with 80,000 spectators including royal figures and
    statesmen filling the stands.

    Mr Avery Brundage , President of the Olympic's declared that " we cannot allow
    a handful of terrorists to destroy this nucleus of international cooperation and
    goodwill we have in the Olympic movement." He said that after a
    period of mourning, the Games would continue.

    But, even as the memorial service was being held, members of several Arab teams
    were making preparations to return home. The Egyptian and Syrian teams both left
    Munich later in the day on a special Egyptian aircraft sent to Munich to bring the
    athletes back.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDCQPYI8KWG3DHNBLINN8CN9O
    Media URN:
    VLVACDCQPYI8KWG3DHNBLINN8CN9O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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