• Short Summary

    THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CAME IN WITH A BANG AS USUAL IN SAIGON ON THURSDAY, BUT EVEN AMID THE CELEBRATIONS AND THE CURRENT CEASE-FIRE IN VIETNAM, THERE WERE OVERTONES OF TENSION.

  • Description

    THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CAME IN WITH A BANG AS USUAL IN SAIGON ON THURSDAY, BUT EVEN AMID THE CELEBRATIONS AND THE CURRENT CEASE-FIRE IN VIETNAM, THERE WERE OVERTONES OF TENSION. A VIET CONG THREW A GRENADE INTO A SAIGON STREET WHICH EXPLODED AMONG THE CRACKLING OF TRADITIONAL FIREWORKS, KILLING HIMSELF AND EIGHT OTHERS.

    IN STRIFE-TORN SAIGON, THE CRACKLE OF FIREWORKS IN THE STREETS WERE A GRIM REMINDER OF GUNFIRE, BUT THE PEOPLE STILL CELEBRATED THE NEW YEAR IN THE USUAL NOISY STYLE.

    THE STREETS WERE DECORATED AND STRINGS OF FIRECRACKERS EXPLODED, WHILE MANY BURNED INCENSE STICKS. CROWDS FLOCKED TO THE TEMPLES OF SAIGON TO SEE THE NEW YEAR IN WITH PRAYERS.

    THE LUNAR NEW YEAR IS RECOGNISED BY A CEASE-FIRE TRUCE WHICH BEGAN ON THURSDAY. BUT TODAY, U.S. OFFICIALS ACCUSE THE VIET CONG OF HAVING MADE 59 VIOLATIONS OF THE TRUCE ON THE FIRST DAY. VIET CONG ACCUSE THE U.S. OF 62 VIOLATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BAB74QA5U59RC9SR7T4APE6N
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BAB74QA5U59RC9SR7T4APE6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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