• Short Summary

    THE PRIVATELY-OWNED AMERICAN KETCH "PHOENIX", WHICH DELIVERED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO NORTH VIETNAM LAST MARCH IN SPITE OF A WARNING FROM THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, LEFT HONG KONG YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A SIMILAR SHIPMENT FOR THE NORTH VIETNAMESE.

  • Description

    THE PRIVATELY-OWNED AMERICAN KETCH "PHOENIX", WHICH DELIVERED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO NORTH VIETNAM LAST MARCH IN SPITE OF A WARNING FROM THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, LEFT HONG KONG YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH A SIMILAR SHIPMENT FOR THE NORTH VIETNAMESE. IT SAILED OUT OF HARBOUR CRAMMED WITH AMERICAN WARSHIPS, SOME OF THEM RECENTLY ARRIVED FROM ACTION AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM AND POSSIBLY DESTINED TO JOIN OTHER AMERICAN WARSHIPS AT PRESENT REPORTED TO BE STEAMING FOR NORTH KOREAN WATERS.

    THE PHOENIX IS CAPTAINED BY AN AMERICAN PACIFIST, ROBERT BATON, AND IS CARRYING A CARGO OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND MEDICINES DESTINED FOR HAIPHONG. THE CREW CONSISTS OF FOUR AMERICANS AND ONE BRITISH CITIZEN. THE PROJECT FOR PROVIDING MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO NORTH VIETNAM IN THE FACE OF UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OPPOSITION IS SPONSORED BY A GROUP OF AMERICAN QUAKERS, A RELIGIOUS SECT.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GROUP, MR LAWRENCE SCOTT, SAID RECENTLY: "LIKE THE PHOENIX VOYAGE TO HAIPHONG LAST MARCH. THIS PRESENT DELIVERY OF MEDICINES AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS IS CONSIDERED ILLEGAL BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. BUT, LIKE THE AMERICAN HENRY THOREAU OF THE PAST CENTURY, WHO INSPIRED MAHATMA GANDHI TO CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AGAINST BRITISH COLONIAL RULE, WE MARCH TO THE BEAT OF 'DIFFERENT DRUMMER'."
    MR SCOTT ADDED: "THE GREAT NEED IS COMMUNITY IN THE FAMILY OF MANKIND AND WE MUST NOT ALLOW ARMED STATES TO LEAD MANKIND TO DESTRUCTION AS THOUGH WE ARE CATTLE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEWRZ17N5KJTKK0J8EZPBJQ0BB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWRZ17N5KJTKK0J8EZPBJQ0BB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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