• Short Summary

    THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM GOES ON, AND SO DOES TRAINING FOR MEMBERS OF THE VIETCONG CAPTURED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES.

  • Description

    THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM GOES ON, AND SO DOES TRAINING FOR MEMBERS OF THE VIETCONG CAPTURED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES. MORE THAN 17,000 OF THEM ARE ATTENDING CAMPS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    MOST OF THOSE IN THE CAMP WERE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM FRONT FOR LIBERATION (VIETCONG), BUT THEIR NUMBERS INCLUDE GIRL SYMPATHISERS, WHO ARE NOW TAKING PART IN SECRETARIAL COURSES.

    THE GATES OF THE CAMP ARE RARELY CLOSED, ALLOWING THEM A GLIMPSE OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD. AFTER THEIR PERIOD OF TRAINING, THEY ARE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOME PROVINCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM TO RESUME CIVILIAN LIFE AS, FOR INSTANCE, TAILORS OR CARPENTERS.

    INDOCTRINATION PLAYS A MAJOR PART IN THE CAMP'S CURRICULUM. CLASSES ARE SUPERVISED BY FORMER SENIOR VIETCONG OFFICIALS.

    BETWEEN CLASSES, MOTHERS LOOK AFTER THEIR BABIES, WHILE OTHERS SEEK RELAXATION WITH THE GUITAR OR A GAME OF CHESS. WAITING TO RELATIVES IS ALLOWED, BUT ALL LETTERS ARE CLOSELY SCRUTINISED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BEFORE POSTING.

    (MEANWHILE, AS BOMBING RAIDS ON NORTH VIETNAM CONTINUE, 17 NON-ALIGNED NATIONS, MOSTLY FROM THE AFRO-ASIAN BLOC, APPEALED TONIGHT (THURSDAY) FOR NEGOTIATIONS TO REACH A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XSXXBUZ2TL3XTZAJEJGDBNWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XSXXBUZ2TL3XTZAJEJGDBNWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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