• Short Summary

    A NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICER AND HIS ORDERLY SURRENDERED TO UNITED STATES TROOPS DURING AN ACTION NEAR THE CITY OF QUANG NGI IN SOUTH VIETNAM LAST THURSDAY.

  • Description

    A NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICER AND HIS ORDERLY SURRENDERED TO UNITED STATES TROOPS DURING AN ACTION NEAR THE CITY OF QUANG NGI IN SOUTH VIETNAM LAST THURSDAY.

    SURRENDER BY ANY NORTH VIETNAMESE - OFFICER OR NON-COMMISSIONED MAN - IS RARE IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE OFFICER IN THIS FILM GAVE WORD TO THE UNITED STATES FORCES OF HIS INTENTION TO SURRENDER. A NEWS FILM CREW WAS TOLD, AND WAS ABLE TO COVER THE ACTUAL SURRENDER.

    DURING THE SURRENDER HEAVY AIR COVER WAS PROVIDED BY UNITED STATES HELICOPTERS.

    NORTH VIETNAMESE WHO SURRENDER ARE DESPISED BY THEIR FELLOW OFFICERS AND MEN. EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO KILL THE DEFECTORS BEFORE THEY GO IRREVOCABLY INTO AMERICAN OR SOUTH VIETNAMESE HANDS.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY OFFERS A PROGRAMME CALLED CHIED HOI, WHICH MEANS "OPEN ARMS". UNDER THE PROGRAMME TROOPS WHO SURRENDER ARE ALLOWED TO JOIN SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24X6MW1YERLZ5VBZQB5P6HHJQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA24X6MW1YERLZ5VBZQB5P6HHJQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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