• Short Summary

    The closing down yesterday (Thursday) of the United States Military Aid Command effectively wound-up 12 years of active American intervention in South Vietnam.

  • Description

    1.
    US soldier with flags (3 shots)
    5 ft

    2.
    Bunker step up to stand
    7 ft

    3.
    Bunker and General saluting
    10 ft

    4.
    US soldier with flags
    12 ft

    5.
    Soldiers saluting (3 shots)
    17 ft

    6.
    General making speech
    19 ft

    7.
    Soldiers standing
    21 ft

    8.
    Soldier rolls up Unit flag
    23 ft

    9.
    Cutaway of reporters
    25 ft

    10.
    Soldier coverup flag
    27 ft

    11.
    Soldiers praying (2 shots)
    32 ft

    12.
    General shake hand with soldiers
    35 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The closing down yesterday (Thursday) of the United States Military Aid Command effectively wound-up 12 years of active American intervention in South Vietnam. The final ceremony was attended by the US Commander, General Frederick Weyand, and the Ambassador to Saigon, Mr. Ellsworth Bunker. In a short speech the General told his remaining staff that the efforts of American servicemen had achieved "peace with honour" in Vietnam. The headquarters flag was furled, prayers said for the 45,943 Americans who lost their lives in the war and the General shook hands with members of his staff.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YMHJ0XISRLI2AQ2ZWRYULHSI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YMHJ0XISRLI2AQ2ZWRYULHSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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