• Short Summary

    GENERAL DUONG "BIG" VAN MINH AND A GROUP OF SOUTH VIETNAM MILITARY LEADERS TODAY (FRIDAY) ROSE AGAINST ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM'S GOVERNMENT AND CLAIMED TO HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF THE CAPITAL.

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    GENERAL DUONG "BIG" VAN MINH AND A GROUP OF SOUTH VIETNAM MILITARY LEADERS TODAY (FRIDAY) ROSE AGAINST ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM'S GOVERNMENT AND CLAIMED TO HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF THE CAPITAL. THEY WERE ALSO REPORTED TO HAVE FREED ALL BUDDHISTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FROM THE JAILS.

    UNCONFIRMED REPORTS FRO SINGAPORE STATE THE PRESIDENT HAD SOUGHT REFUGE ON A NAVAL VESSEL.

    MEANWHILE, DIPLOMATIC SOURCES STATE THAT HEAVY FIGHTING IS STILL GOING ON IN THE CAPITAL IN THE VICINITY OF THE PRESIDENT'S CAPITAL, AND THAT THERE WAS THE POSSIBILITY OF A COUNTER-ATTACK BY TROOPS REMAINING LOYAL.

    BUT SAIGON RADIO, IN INSURGENT HANDS, SAID THE NAVY AND SOME COMBAT UNITS PROTECTING THE PALACE HAD SURRENDERED AND THAT THE BUILDING WAS SURROUNDED. OTHER REPORTS STATED THAT MR. NGO DINH NHU, "STRONG MAN" BROTHER OF PRESIDENT DIEM, HAD BEEN KILLED.

    IN WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT KENNEDY CALLED IN HIS TOP MILITARY AD DIPLOMATIC ADVISERS AND ORDERED U.S. MILITARY FORCES TO HEAD TOWARDS SOUTH VIETNAM TO PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES IF NECESSARY.

    MADAME NGO DINH NHU, POWERFUL SISTER-IN-LAW OF PRESIDENT DIEM, WHO IS, IN LOS ANGELES ON A U.S. TOUR, SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT IF THERE HAD BEEN A COUP "IT WOULD BE A GREAT SHAME FOR MANY AMERICANS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VKU6RPQDL785XA7T300EDMXT
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VKU6RPQDL785XA7T300EDMXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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