• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU, TOGETHER WITH VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY AND HIS WIFE, TOOK PART IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL IN SAIGON YESTERDAY )FRIDAY).

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU, TOGETHER WITH VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY AND HIS WIFE, TOOK PART IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL IN SAIGON YESTERDAY )FRIDAY). BUT AS THE PRESIDENT AND HIS DEPUTY WATCHED CHILDREN DEMONSTRATE FIGHTING TECHNIQUES, THE VIET CONG BROADCAST AN APPEAL TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHILDREN TO HELP OVERTHROW THE SAIGON GOVERNMENT.

    DURING THE AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ANNUALLY CELEBRATE A CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY WITH PARADES, DEMONSTRATIONS AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF GIFTS.

    THE FESTIVITIES IN SAIGON ERE ORGANISED BY PRESIDENT THIEU AND THE GOVERNMENT. CHILDREN FORM ALL WALKS OF LIFE PARTICIPATED -- SCOUTS, SCHOOLCHILDREN, ORPHANS, AND THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF WAR VETERANS.

    THIS YEAR, HOWEVER, THE VIET CONG CAPITALISED ON THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL BY BROADCASTING A SPECIAL CLANDESTINE MESSAGE. VIET CONG LEADERS ASKED SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHILDREN TO HELP BRING ABOUT THE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL AMERICAN TROOPS AND THE OVERTHROW OF THE SAIGON GOVERNMENT.

    THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT'S CHAIRMAN NGUYEN HUU THO, AND PRIME MINISTER HUYNH TAN PHAT OF THE FRONT'S PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT, APPEALED FOR CHILDREN TO HELP BY CARRYING SUPPLIES, AIDING INCREASED FARM PRODUCTION AND REFUSING TO TELL GOVERNMENT FORCES WHERE VIET CONG WEAPONS WERE HIDDEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y5VPK03M9JI5TL3QDEOSADY2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y5VPK03M9JI5TL3QDEOSADY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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