• Short Summary

    NO WHITE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR FOR THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES' SERVICEMEN IN VIETNAM. FOR THEM?

  • Description

    NO WHITE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR FOR THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES' SERVICEMEN IN VIETNAM. FOR THEM IT IS A CHRISTMAS IN THE DARK HEAT OF SAIGON AND THE JUNGLES OF SOUTH VIETNAM -- BUT THEY RE MAKING THE MOST OF IT. ALL THE TRAPPINGS WERE THERE: CHRISTMAS TRESS, HOLLY, DECORATIONS IN THEIR BILLETS AND MESS HALL. THEY EVEN IMPROVISED SLIGHTLY GRIM HUMOUR, SUCH AS MAKING DECORATIONS FROM MUNITION BOXES. TONS OF GIFTS POURED INTO SAIGON FROM THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOUTH VIETNAM CAPITAL WAS AGLOW WITH LIGHTS TO MAKE A FOREIGN CHRISTMAS MORE BEARABLE FOR THE AMERICANS.

    THEY APPRECIATED THE 30-HOUR CHRISTMAS TRUCE THAT CAME IN AT 1800 HOURS (VIETNAM TIME) ON CHRISTMAS EVE. WHILE THERE WERE REPORTS THAT VIETCONG HAD TWICE BROKEN THE TRUCE, IT WAS GENERALLY EFFECTIVE. FRONT LINE TROOPS RELAXED, PITCHING HORSESHOES AND ENJOYING A RARE LEISURELY MEAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3S5ZICP0S3PSIVU3NSOMU3XD0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3S5ZICP0S3PSIVU3NSOMU3XD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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