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Biafra - Nigeria / Von Rosen Aid #1322

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1968
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(Studio) Nigeria rejects Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie's appeal for cease- fire. Biafra reports heavy fighting. In Sweden, plane chartered by Catholic Relief Service's West German branch taken off with food and medical supplies for Biafran refugees. Pilot of DC-7 that carried supplies Monday and avoided anti-aircraft fire talks about flight.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Stockholm, Sweden) [Count Carl Gustav VON ROSEN - describes reception at Biafran airport. They were thrilled. Plane load will help 1,000, children to live for another 2 weeks We gave them hope that world hadn't forgotten them. All humans in Biafra, 14 million, starving. Have few weapons. Convinced something terrible happening in Africa.]
REPORTER: Allan Currey

(Studio) In 1930's, Von Rosen flew air ambulances for Ethiopia in its war with Italy and was bomber pilot for Finland in her war with USSR .
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Currey, Allan;
Smith, Howard K.

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