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Czechoslovakia / Agreement / Film #199424

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1968
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(Studio) To stay in power, Czech leaders must restrain liberal reforms and censor press. Soviets only vaguely promise they'll withdraw troops. Communist Party leader Alexander Dubcek calls situation difficult and asks Czechs for their help. So did President Ludvik Svoboda. 5,000 Czechs march on National Assembly in Prague, shouting they want full truth and demanding rejection of Moscow settlement. Tore down photos of Dubcek and Svoboda. Armored cars sent back in city.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Funeral held for 1 of Czechs killed during invasion. Tank ran over him. Tanks also killed hope of a nation Students and co-workers arrive at funeral. Funeral and cremations becomes political meeting Czech anthem sung. Memorial to Nazi victims nearby.
REPORTER: Morley Safer

(Studio) Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia gather along West German border.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Kuralt, Charles;
Safer, Morley

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