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Invasion / Border / Czech Reaction #1381

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) West German police say German-Czech border manned by soldiers of different uniforms. Machine guns pointed towards Czech. USSR and Polish troops, tanks and anti-aircraft guns reported at border. Reporter in Vienna rushed to border near Bratislava.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Czechoslovakia-Austria Border) Czechs and Slovaks held captive by Soviets. [Swedish TOURIST - reports seeing Soviet troops. Saw 1 Czech shooting at Soviet. Talks of Czech. demonstrations.]
REPORTER: Russell Jones

(Studio) Bratislava television broadcasts messages from workers' groups professing their loyalty to Dubcek regime. Czech artists, writers and journalists order general 2-min. work stoppage at noon demonstrating their loyalty to government Ostrava radio quotes Czech military leaders as being loyal to Dubcek and awaiting orders from him. ABC to air "Again Czechoslovakia" tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jones, Russell;
Reynolds, Frank

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