• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAS TOURED NORTHERN PROVINCES OF THE COUNTRY, MEETING SOLDIERS NEAR THE DEMILITARISED ZONE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAS TOURED NORTHERN PROVINCES OF THE COUNTRY, MEETING SOLDIERS NEAR THE DEMILITARISED ZONE. AFTER RETURNING TO SAIGON THIS WEEK, HE AND HIS WIFE MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO WOUNDED SOLDIERS IN HOSPITAL.

    THE PRESIDENT MET SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS STATIONED ALONG THE DEMILITARISED ZONE IN THREE PROVINCES. IT'S ALONG THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE ZONE THAT NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ARE MASSING, APPARENTLY PREPARING FOR AN ONSLAUGHT ON AMERICAN FORCES AT KHE SANH.

    PRESIDENT THIEU REITERATED HIS GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENTS AND THE DETERMINATION OF THE ARMED FORCES NEVER, AS HE PUTS IT, TO ACCEPT A COALITION WITH THE COMMUNISTS OR TO SURRENDER AN INCH OF LAND TO THEM.

    BACK IN THE CAPITAL, THE PRESIDENT AND MADAME THIEU WENT TO A HOSPITAL JUST BEFORE CELEBRATIONS OF THE ASIAN NEW YEAR BEGAN. THEY MET WOUNDED SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS, AND GAVE HOSPITAL OFFICIALS A PRESENT OF MONEY TO PAY FOR A SPECIAL NEW YEAR DINNER FOR THE PATIENTS. BUT NEW YEAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM ENDED IN MASSIVE VIET CONG ASSAULTS ON KEY CITIES, WITH MORTAR ATTACKS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN THE HEART OF SAIGON ITSELF.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3OKJB95J5ZICX35SIT2KDTYPK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OKJB95J5ZICX35SIT2KDTYPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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