• Short Summary

    NORTH KOREA ON WEDNESDAY (26 JUNE) DISPLAYED AN EIGHT TO TEN FEET (2.4 TO 3 METRE) LONG ALUMINUM-HULLED BOAT WITH TWIN MOTORS WHICH IT SAID WAS THE "SPY SHIP" IT CLAIMED TO HAVE SUNK OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTH KOREA ON JUNE 22.

  • Description

    NORTH KOREA ON WEDNESDAY (26 JUNE) DISPLAYED AN EIGHT TO TEN FEET (2.4 TO 3 METRE) LONG ALUMINUM-HULLED BOAT WITH TWIN MOTORS WHICH IT SAID WAS THE "SPY SHIP" IT CLAIMED TO HAVE SUNK OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTH KOREA ON JUNE 22.

    SEVERAL BULLET-HOLES COULD BE SEEN IN THE JAPANESE-BUILT BOAT WHICH WAS SET UP OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOM IN PANMUNJOM, THE KOREAN ARMISTICE VILLAGE.

    AMERICAN MAJOR-GENERAL GILBERT H. WOODWARD, SENIOR UNITED NATIONS COMMAND DELEGATE TO THE JOINT MILITARY ARMISTICE COMMISSION, DECLINED A NORTH KOREAN PROPOSAL THAT HE LOOK AT THE VESSEL.

    HE SAID A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INTO NORTH KOREA'S CLAIM TO HAVE SUNK A SPY SHIP "REVEALED AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE TO SUBSTANTIATE IT", BUT PROMISED A THOROUGH PROBE WOULD BE MADE.

    GENERAL WOODWARD ALSO ACCUSED THE NORTH KOREANS OF MAKING MORE THAN FORTY RAIDS INTO SOUTH KOREA IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS. WEAPONS SAID TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED DURING THESE RAIDS WERE ON SHOW.

    THE GENERAL'S NORTH KOREAN COUNTERPART, MAJOR GENERAL CHUNK-KOOK PAK ACCUSED THE UNITED STATES OF SENDING THE "SPY SHIP" DISGUISED AS A FISHING VESSEL INTO NORTH KOREAN COASTAL WATERS NEAR PUKPO ISLAND LAST SATURDAY (22 JUNE).

    HE SAID THE BOAT WAS RETRIEVED AND FOUND TO HAVE TWO HIGH-SPEED MOTORS, AMERICAN-MADE RADIO EQUIPMENT, A MACHINE GUN, AND AMERICAN-MADE AMMUNITION BOX AND LIFE JACKETS SUPPLIED BY THE U.S. MARINE CORPS.

    GENERAL PAK, NOTING THE VESSEL WAS MADE IN JAPAN, TERMED IT "A JOINT PRODUCT OF U.S. AND JAPANESE IMPERIALISTS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZ8SW5QFXWWN8O7147PN2WQ1O
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ8SW5QFXWWN8O7147PN2WQ1O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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