• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS TOOK OVER ONE OF THE BUDDHIST PAGODAS IN BATTLE-TORN DA NANG TODAY (SATURDAY) AFTER FOUR HOURS OF BITTER FIGHTING WITH REBEL TROOPS AND DISSIDENT BUDDHISTS IN WHICH TWO BUDDHIST MONKS WERE KILLED.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS TOOK OVER ONE OF THE BUDDHIST PAGODAS IN BATTLE-TORN DA NANG TODAY (SATURDAY) AFTER FOUR HOURS OF BITTER FIGHTING WITH REBEL TROOPS AND DISSIDENT BUDDHISTS IN WHICH TWO BUDDHIST MONKS WERE KILLED. FILM JUST ARRIVED FROM DA NANG SHOWS LOYAL GOVERNMENT TROOPS WITH TANKS MOVING IN ON REBEL POSITIONS ON WEDNESDAY.

    THE TAN NINH PAGODA, CAPTURED TODAY, WAS ONE OF THE MAIN STRONG POINTS OF BUDDHIST RESISTANCE AGAINST THE MILITARY REGIME IN SAIGON. IT WAS OCCUPIED YESTERDAY BY THE DISSIDENT TROOPS, WHO WERE STILL HOLDING OUT THIS MORNING AT TWO OTHER PAGODAS.

    HUNDREDS MORE GOVERNMENT TROOPS FLEW INTO DA NANG DURING THE MORNING FROM SAIGON TO JOIN THE ANTI-REBEL FORCE SENT IN LAST SUNDAY. ARRIVING IN CIVILIAN PASSENGER PLANES AS WELL AS MILITARY TRANSPORTS, THE REINFORCEMENTS WERE HEAVILY ARMED. IN SAIGON, THE GOVERNMENT IS REPORTED TO BE PLANNING A MASS MEETING NEXT WEEK OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL FACTION LEADERS TO PUT TO THEM THE GOVERNMENT'S CASE IN THE PRESENT POLITICAL CRISIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36DMPIZM3SH7B2L14TA0AO5UK
    Media URN:
    VLVA36DMPIZM3SH7B2L14TA0AO5UK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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