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Czechoslovakia / Invasion / Ceausescu / Tito / Background #441579

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) 2 Communist leaders denounce invasion. Rumanian President Nicolae Ceausescu calls it big mistake and severe danger to world peace. Yugoslavian President Josip Broz Tito says Czech sovereignty had been terribly violated and trampled upon.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) In July, USSR soldiers and tanks in country for maneuvers and delayed their departure. Czechs felt more secure when they pulled out. People look western. Reporter talks to girl with regard to USSR .
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) [FEMALE - rules out major compromise with USSR . Is excited but not afraid.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Cierna, Czechoslovakia) Jul. 29 film shown. Dubcek met Soviet leaders here.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

(E. German Border) Jul. 29 film shown. During conf., Soviet soldiers in maneuvers here.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

(Bratislava, Czechoslovakia) On August 3, Dubcek met East European Communist bloc leaders. Bland communique endorses national sovereignty. Czechs felt their bid for freedom was success. Dubcek cheered wildly.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley Narrates

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:10

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