Radio Hanoi claimed on 28th June, that bombing by United States Aircraft has damaged North Vietnam's largest hospital.
SV PAN Damaged housing estate at Trung Hing
CU Bomb shelter entrance
CU Woman mourning
CU Old woman ditto (2 shots)
MV Woman moving debris
MV Women cleans up debris
MV Man loads cart
MV Hospital TILT TO bomb crater
MV Wrecked hospital building
CU Doctor speaking
PAN Hospital wreckage
CU Broken window
TILT DOWN INT. Wreckage
PAN Hospital beds covered in masonry
MV Bed & debris
MV EXT. Hospital
Initials SGM/2241 SGM/2301
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Background: Radio Hanoi claimed on 28th June, that bombing by United States Aircraft has damaged North Vietnam's largest hospital.
This officials North Vietnamese film was shot after 29th June, and shows the hospital and residential blocks damaged in two separate air strikes. The official commentary stated that a raid by U.S. aircraft on 29th June destroyed thirteen residential blocks in southern Hanoi, killing eight residents. The hospital is described as that of Bach Mai, situated close to Bach Mai Airfield and wrecked during raids on 27th June.
A U.S. Commend spokesman said in Saigon that American warplanes had on the 27th and 28th June struck at a repair centre and warehouses adjacent to Bach Mai Airfield and just two miles from the heart of the city. He added that low cloud later prevented photo-reconnaissance aircraft from gathering full information on damage done by the U.S. Phantom fighter-bombers.
SYNOPSIS: The North Vietnamese claim that two weeks ago United States warplanes unloaded their bombs on this housing estate in southern Hanoi.
Many of the residents found shelter or had been evacuated before the said.....but the North Vietnamese say that this woman's husband was among the eight dead.
Thirteen apartment blocks were destroyed in the raid....
They were built soon after President Johnson ceased bombing raids ??? North Vietnam in Nineteen-sixty-sight. Now all that remains are a few presidents sifting through the debris for their possessions.
Radio Hanoi claims an earlier strike was responsible for the extensive damage done to this hospital. ??? is North Vietnam's largest hospital, situated close to Bach Mai Airfield only two miles from the centre of Hanoi.
Two of the staff were killed in the raids, and most of the patients and been evacuated before the bombs fall.
The United States Command in Sa??? has aid that, two weeks ago, Phantom fighter-bombers had struck at military repair-shops and warehouses near ??? Mai Airfield. A spokesman for the Command added that low cloud had prevented photo-reconnaissance aircraft from gathering full information on the damage dons to the area.