• Short Summary

    Despite President Richard Nixon's decision to free Lieutenant William Calley, pending appeals in the My Lai massacre case the furore over the sentencing of Calley to life imprisonment continues.

  • Description

    Despite President Richard Nixon's decision to free Lieutenant William Calley, pending appeals in the My Lai massacre case the furore over the sentencing of Calley to life imprisonment continues. Thousands of letters, telegrams and telephone calls ---running 100 to one in favour of Calley---continued to pour into various government offices in Washington, including the White House, offices of members of Congress, and the Pentagon. The 27-year old Lieutenant was sentenced by a military court martial, to hard labour for life for the premeditated murder of 22 South Vietnamese civilians at the village of My Lai three years ago.

    In Washington yesterday (1 April) Senator Kennedy and Vice-President Agnew, in separate speeches, commented directly and indirectly on the Lieutenant Calley trial and its implications.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJFIG4SRO1F0US5XJGIM5CPAO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJFIG4SRO1F0US5XJGIM5CPAO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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