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John McCarthy birthday in captivity

Title
John McCarthy birthday in captivity
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
27 Nov 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:01:35
Description
Linda Duffin reports on British hostage, John McCarthy, who has spent a third birthday (26 November) in captivity after being kidnapped by Lebanese gunmen in Beirut in April 1986. Includes appeals for news of his condition by his mother, Sheila McCarthy, and girlfriend, Jill Morrell.
Contributors
Sheila McCarthy; Jill Morrell; Linda Duffin
Keywords
Lebanon; Beirut; Hostages; Birthdays; John McCarthy

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