• Short Summary

    THE LATEST BASE TO BE HANDED OVER TO THE ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM (ARVN) BY THE UNITED STATES COMMAND, IS THE BLACK HORSE BASE AT XUAN LOC -- SOME 50 MILES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    THE LATEST BASE TO BE HANDED OVER TO THE ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM (ARVN) BY THE UNITED STATES COMMAND, IS THE BLACK HORSE BASE AT XUAN LOC -- SOME 50 MILES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON. THE HANDOVER CEREMONY TOOK PLACE ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 24) -- WITH THE U.S. REPRESENTED BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL FRANK MILDREN (SECOND ONLY TO GENERAL ABRAMS IN VIETNAM) AND THE ARVN REPRESENTED BY GENERAL NGUYEN VAN MINH.

    THE CAMP WAS THE LONG KHANH PROVINCE BASE FOR THE U.S. BLACK HORSE REGIMENT OF THE 11TH ARMOURED CAVALRY. IT IS NOW TRANSFERRED TO THE ARVN 18TH INFANTRY DIVISION OF THE CAPITAL MILITARY DISTRICT, THE NEWEST OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S REGULAR INFANTRY DIVISIONS -- WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE NOT ONLY FOR LONG KHANH, BUT ALSO FOR THE PROVINCES OF BIEN HOA, PHUOC TUY AND VUNG TAU.

    THE HANDOVER CEREMONIES REACHED THEIR HIGHLIGHT WITH THE TRADITIONAL LOWERING AND RASING OF THE OUTGOING AND INCOMING NATIONAL FLAGS.

    THEN, AFTER A FAREWELL SPEECH FROM GENERAL MILDREN, OTHER SPEAKERS TOOK THE ROSTRUM -- GENERAL LAM QUANG THO AND COLONEL JAMES LEACH, AMONG THEM.

    AND, AFTER THE US AND VIETNAMESE OFFICERS HAD EXCHANGED SOUVENIRS -- THE AMERICAN ARMOURED VEHICLES ROLLED OUT OF THE CAMP FOR THE LAST TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DIMRMP9V88HBGVWYDW09A571
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DIMRMP9V88HBGVWYDW09A571
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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