• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA AND MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK, THE CZECHOSLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER, ARE EXPECTED TO?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA AND MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK, THE CZECHOSLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER, ARE EXPECTED TO GO ON THE AIR IN PRAGUE TODAY (TUESDAY) TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF THE OUTCOME OF THEIR TALKS IN MOSCOW TO OBTAIN THE WITHDRAWAL OF SOVIET TROOPS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA. RUSSIAN FILM JUST RECEIVED IS SAID TO SHOW SCENES IN SOVIET FACTORIES AT WORKERS' MEETING TO APPROVE THE ACTION OF RUSSIAN AND OTHER WARSAW PACT TROOPS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    THE NEWS OF THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS LATE IN BEING ANNOUNCED TO THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE. THE SOVIET OFFICIALS CLAIMED THAT THE ACTION HAD BEEN TAKEN FOLLOWING REQUESTS FOR THEM TO DO SO BY MEMBERS OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT, AND BECAUSE AN ATTEMPTED COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS IMMINENT. HOWEVER, WESTERN AND OTHER REPORTS ABOUT THE EVENT BEING BEAMED INTO THE SOVIET UNION BY RADIO WERE JAMMED -- A PRACTICE STOPPED ON A REGULAR BASIS SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

    SOON AFTER MOSCOW RADIO BROADCAST THE NEWS, AND THE SOVIET REASON FOR INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, "PRAVDA" -- THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY -- ANNOUNCED THAT WORKERS' MEETINGS IN RUSSIAN FACTORIES HAD SUPPORTED THE DECISION TO SEND IN TROOPS, AND REAFFIRMED THEIR DETERMINATION TO "DEFEND THE SOCIALIST CAMP". THIS FILM IS A TELERECORDING OF THE FILM BROADCAST BY MOSCOW TELEVISION YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTERNOON, AND PURPORTING TO SHOW TWO SUCH WORKERS' MEETINGS IN RUSSIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAER13IWZU70MZDC1K0NTGML4VL
    Media URN:
    VLVAER13IWZU70MZDC1K0NTGML4VL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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