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AG/HOS - [Hostage in Peking]

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Level of description
[Hostage in Peking]
Quantity & Format
8 files Mixed
Hostages -- China
China -- History -- 1949-1976
Scope and content
AG had been a Reuters correspondent in Peking since March 1967. He was placed under house arrest on 21/7/1967. This was in retaliation to the detention of Chinese news reporters in Hong Kong. AG remained under house arrest in the combined Reuter's office and correspondent's residence in the centre of Peking for the following 806 days. He was released in October 1969.

This series contains press-cuttings and correspondence, artefacts, a transcript of his diary, material relating to his release and homecoming, and audio-tapes and scripts relating to interviews.

See AG/LIT/3 for the file on AG's book 'Hostage in Peking'; AG/PHO/4-5 for photographs relating to this period, and AG/TV/12 for videorecordings of interviews with AG in which he reflects on this period.
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