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    LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM R. PEERS ARRIVED IN SAIGON FROM WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO HEAD AN?

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    LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM R. PEERS ARRIVED IN SAIGON FROM WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO HEAD AN ON THE SPOT INQUIRY INTO THE ALLEGED MASSACRE OF VIETNAMESE PEASANTS BY U.S. SOLDIERS AT MAI LAI LAST YEAR.

    GENERAL PEERS FLEW INTO TAN SON NHUT AIRPORT AND TOLD REPORTERS HE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN SOUTH VIETNAM FOR BETWEEN 10 DAYS AND TWO WEEKS.

    HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS ASSISTANT, A CIVILIAN LAWYER FROM NEW YORK, MR. ROBERT MACCRATE.

    GENERAL PEERS SAID ON HIS ARRIVAL "WE HAVE COME HERE TO EXPAND OUR INVESTIGATION. I WANT TO DO SEVERAL THINGS HERE. I WANT TO TALK TO SOME ADDITIONAL WITNESSES, LOOK AT SOME ADDITIONAL RECORDS AND REPORTS AND IF POSSIBLE I WANT TO MAKE AND ON-SITE INSPECTION OF MAI LAI FOUR ITSELF."
    ONE ARMY OFFICER, LIEUTENANT WILLIAM CALLEY, 26, HAS SO FAR BEEN CHARGED WITH KILLING 109 CIVILIANS AT MAI LAI HAMLET IN NORTHERN QUANG NGAI PROVINCE ON MARCH 16, 1968.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2HADOCN57Q2HUQW9O7T5L5YNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HADOCN57Q2HUQW9O7T5L5YNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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