• Short Summary

    TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS THE SECOND DAY OF TET, THE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL, BUT THERE WERE FEW CELEBRATIONS IN SAIGON, CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS THE SECOND DAY OF TET, THE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL, BUT THERE WERE FEW CELEBRATIONS IN SAIGON, CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM. A 36-HOUR TRUCE HAD BEEN PLANNED FOR TET, BUT WITH THE SUDDEN ONSET OF VIOLENCE IN THE NORTH AND IN SAIGON ITSELF, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CANCELLED ITS PLANS FOR A CEASEFIRE.

    IN KATUM, IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S C-ZONE, 70 MILES (112 KMS) NORTH-WEST OF SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAMESE GUNNERS DEFUSED THEIR MORTARS AND COVERED THE MORTAR BARRELS SHORTLY BEFORE THE TRUCE WAS OFFICIALLY DUR TO START. GUNNERS AND INFANTRYMEN RELAXED IN THEIR TENTS. OTHERS DUG TRENCHES OR BUILT UP FORTIFICATIONS SURROUNDING THEIR BASE.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT CANCELLED THE TRUCE IN THE FIVE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF SOUTH VIETNAM BEFORE IT HAD EVEN BEGUN. IT WAS CANCELLED IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WHEN IT WAS LESS THAN HALF-WAY OBSERVED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZZVLDWA0NGK02OOC4LT8VJS6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZZVLDWA0NGK02OOC4LT8VJS6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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