• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY ROBERT MCNAMARA, ACCOMPANIED BY THE AMERICAN JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF, GENERAL LEMNITZER, INSPECTED SEVERAL UNITS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SECURITY FORCES, MAY 10.

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    LV PAN..TROOPS DEMONSTRATE NEAR SONG MAO TRAINING CENTRE
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    2.
    MLV DITTO
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    3.
    MV GEN. LEMNITZER PAN TO NGUYEN DINH THAN PAN TO MCNAMARA
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    4.
    DEMONSTRATION AT LUONG SON STRATEGIC HAMLET
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    5.
    LV PLANES MAKE MOCK RAIDS ON HAMLEY (3 SHOTS)
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    6.
    MV VIETNAM OFFICER, PAN TO MCNAMARA, GEN. LEMNITZER AND NGUYEN DINH THAN
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    7.
    MCU HAMLET DEFENDERS (MEN)


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    MV HAMLET DEFENDERS (WOMEN)
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    9.
    MV MILITARY POLICE PAN TO HATS ON TABLE
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    10.
    MLV CONFERENCE AT NHA TRANG
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    11.
    MV MCNAMARA AND GEN. LEMNITZER WALK TOWARDS PLANE (2 SHOTS)
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    12.
    CU MCNAMARA SHAKES HANDS WITH VIETNAM PILOTS
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    13.
    MLV NGUYEN DINH THAN AND GEN. LEMNITZER INTO PLANE
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    14.
    MV ADMIRAL FELT AND WIFE DOWN FROM PLANE AT SAIGON AIRPORT
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    15.
    MCU ADMIRAL FELT
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    16.
    MV WIFE GETS FLOWERS FROM VIETNAM GIRL
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    17.
    MCU FELT (LEFT) TALKS WITH GEN MATGEN
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    18.
    MV FELT
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    Background: UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY ROBERT MCNAMARA, ACCOMPANIED BY THE AMERICAN JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF, GENERAL LEMNITZER, INSPECTED SEVERAL UNITS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SECURITY FORCES, MAY 10. CONDUCTED BY THE VIETNAMESE ASSISTANT DEFENCE SECRETARY, NGUYEN DINH THUAN, THEY STARTED THEIR TOUR AT THE SONG MAO ARMY TRAINING CENTRE.

    LATER, AT THE LUONG SON STRATEGIC VILLAGE IN BINH THUAN PROVINCE, THEY WATCHED A DEMONSTRATION BY THE SECURITY FORCES THAT INCLUDED AN ATTACK ON THE DEFENDED VILLAGE.

    AT NHA TRANG A CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN OFFICERS GAVE MR. MCNAMARA A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF THE WAR BEING WAGED BY THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AGAINST THE COMMUNIST GUERRILLA BANDS.

    WHILE THE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE WAS VISITING THE MILITARY POSITIONS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE U.S. SEVENTH FLEET, ADMIRAL FELT, ARRIVED IN SAIGON, THE CAPITAL, FOR A ONE-DAY VISIT. AMONG THOSE WAITING TO GREET HIM WAS GENERAL TURKER, HEAD OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY MISSION IN LAOS.

    TWO DAYS AFTER THIS MEETING ADMIRAL FELT RECEIVED ORDERS TO SEND MARINE UNITS OF THE SEVENTH FLEET INTO THE GULF OF THAILAND BECAUSE OF THE DETERIORATING SITUATION IN LAOS. EARLY REPORTS INDICATE THAT THE COMMUNIST PATHET LAO HAVE BROKEN THE CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT AND HAVE SCATTERED THE ROYAL LAOTIAN FORCED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25332IHCTGY7PE190CT696LNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA25332IHCTGY7PE190CT696LNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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