• Short Summary

    DRIVING A MOBILE CRANE, A YOUNG CZECHOSLOVAK SOLDIER YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MADE A DRAMATIC ESCAPE ACROSS THE BORDER TO GMUND, 80 MILES (120 KMS) NORTH-WEST OF VIENNA.

  • Description

    DRIVING A MOBILE CRANE, A YOUNG CZECHOSLOVAK SOLDIER YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MADE A DRAMATIC ESCAPE ACROSS THE BORDER TO GMUND, 80 MILES (120 KMS) NORTH-WEST OF VIENNA.

    ALTHOUGH THE CRANE WAS DAMAGED AS IT CRASHED THROUGH THE FRONTIER BARRICADES AND WAS SHOT AT BY CZECH BORDER GUARDS, THE YOUNG ESCAPEE GOT THROUGH UNHURT.

    ONCE OVER THE BORDER, THE SOLDIER - WHO WAS STILL IN UNIFORM - RAN ACROSS THE AUSTRIAN CHECKPOINT TO A CIVILIAN POLICE POST WHERE HE APPLIED FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM.

    THE CRANE, WHICH WAS HIT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE HAIL OF BULLETS FIRED AT IT, WAS A POINT OF INTEREST FOR AUSTRIAN BORDER GUARDS AND SIGHTSEERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADN2P7QQI9BVJCAU6IK884INVD
    Media URN:
    VLVADN2P7QQI9BVJCAU6IK884INVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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