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Czechoslovakia / Assembly / Film #441673

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Czech National Assembly refuses to ratify agreement reached in Moscow. Resistance dwindling.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) Czechs hear appeal from their government for cool hds. and self-discipline. Premier Cernik promises troops will pullout in 2 days if public order restored. But says controls will be made on Czech media. National Assembly condemns occupation as violation of United Nations Charter and Warsaw Pact. Smaller Czech towns also feel impact of occupation.

(Town in Czechoslovakia) Funeral shown for Czech killed in invasion.

(Moravska Ostrava, Czechoslovakia) Funeral held for 12 - 14 year old boy here. Soviet tanks and columns still here.

(Bratislava, Czechoslovakia) Soviets guard government bldgs. Czech leaders says Czechs will have to accept less freedom before the Soviets will go.

Abel, Elie;
Huntley, Chet

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