CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 05, 1974
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(Studio) Right-wing group of British politicians and busmen. call for voluntary strike breakers in case of national strike. Group called "Monday Club" warns left to take advantage of government inability to curb inflation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(England) Mil. career of general, Sir Walter Walker, related. Organizes private army of volunteers to counter revolution from left. [WALKER - says won't see oath to Queen interfered with.] Group called "Civil Assistance". Claims he has 300,000 in group. Chief of staff, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Butler is outspkn. anti-Communist Walker says organization non-pol., non-mil. and would only go to work if asked. Now looking for technicians who could run power stations and other services in case of strike. Ex-RAF commander volunteers. 30 groups like Walkers over country Group "Great Britain 75" makes plans for copters to carry members into factories over heads of strikers. British newspapers react to groups. Headlines shown. Walker expects group of 3 million to be ready by end of year
REPORTER: John Laurence (BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) film)
(Studio) P.M. Harold Wilson calls for special election.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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