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Czechoslovakia Invasion / USSR #440287

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1968
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(Studio) Czech television cameraman filmed invasion as it occurred in Kosice, Czechoslovakia.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Kosice, Czechoslovakia) August 21 film shows Czechs throwing objects at Soviet trucks and tanks. Pop. 60,000. Soviets bewildered at resistance; told they were liberating Czechs. Resistance conts. on August 22. Soviets began opening fire and more tanks sent in. Czechs tip over truck and set it afire. Cameraman says 5 killed and others wounded. Film is print of original which was burned.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

(Studio) Rptd. Soviet and Czech leaders to meet Thurs in Moscow, USSR . "Izvestia" says invasion answer to Imperialist plot.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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