• Short Summary

    WHILE MEMBERS OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK PARTY PRAESIDIUM WERE SETTING OFF FOR A SECRET RENDEZ-VOUS WITH THEIR SOVIET COUNTERPARTS -PARTY SECRETARY ALEXANDER DUBCEK BEING AMONG THE FIRST TO LEAVE PRAGUE -- LARGE QUEUES WERE STILL WAITING AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN THE CITY TO SIGN A PETITION OF SUPPORT FOR A FIRM STAND AGAINST SOVIET THREATS.

  • Description

    WHILE MEMBERS OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK PARTY PRAESIDIUM WERE SETTING OFF FOR A SECRET RENDEZ-VOUS WITH THEIR SOVIET COUNTERPARTS -PARTY SECRETARY ALEXANDER DUBCEK BEING AMONG THE FIRST TO LEAVE PRAGUE -- LARGE QUEUES WERE STILL WAITING AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN THE CITY TO SIGN A PETITION OF SUPPORT FOR A FIRM STAND AGAINST SOVIET THREATS.

    THE CROWDS WERE AVID FOR NEWS AND EAGER TO DISCUSS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CRISIS.

    ON THE EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE TO MEET THE TOP-RANKING SOVIET DELEGATION, MR. DUBCEK APPEARED ON TELEVISION TO REAFFIRM THAT HE WOULD NOT ABANDON HIS WIDELY ACCLAIMED POLICIES.

    FURTHER ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THIS LINE CAME FROM YOUTH PAPERS AND FROM THE TRADE UNION DAILY "PRACE",WHICH SAID INTERVENTION WOULD BE AGAINST SOVIET PRINCIPLES AND "WOULD BE A NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST MOVEMENT."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEOPO555ZMOLY92TC32RLANGR
    Media URN:
    VLVADEOPO555ZMOLY92TC32RLANGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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