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Anguilla Invasion #202679

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1969
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(Studio) British invade Anguilla without bloodshed and establish Commissioner
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Anguilla) British meet no resistance. Acting President Ronald Webster had said there would be no fight. [WEBSTER - says we won't commit suicide.] Leaflets dropped to show purpose. [Major Lewis HUELIN - says object is to install civil authority.] Her (His) Majesty's Ship Minerva sits off-shore, with extra troops.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Webster says British invaded because they thought population was 6,000 black dogs. Compares invasion with USSR invading Czechoslovakia. British For. Secretary Michael Stewart says country not using double standard by invading black Anguilla and not white Rhodesia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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