Turns out Sweden has been harboring a secret love for John McCain all these years. Or harboring some footage of him at least.
Footage from the release of John McCain has been found in SVT’s archives. Pretty old stuff (old meaning before I was born). Shows the man limping along very noticeably. It does not show him on crutches. Which of course some people have jumped on claiming that the crutches when he met Nixon were just a show for sympathy. Of course, as is my understanding, McCain had surgery when he got back to the US to take care of some of those injuries sustained from his crash and subsequent torture. Surgery might lead to crutches being used. But that’s not nearly as sexy as a presidential candidate using crutches for sympathy in the 1970s.
Others just think it’s damn cool that the footage was found. I find myself in that group.
Follow this link to see the footage: Unik McCain-film i SVT:s arkiv
And here are a few links about the finding.
Lost McCain footage found in Sweden
Film shows McCain's release from Vietnamese prison
Unika bilder på McCain i Vietnam
I must say, it’s kind of cool that this popped out of the Swedish archives. Not exactly where you would expect to find lost footage of an American presidential candidate. It’s a small world after all isn’t it? Corny joke. I know.
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