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    LIEUTENANT-GENERAL VINH LOC, CHIEF OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY TRAINING DIRECTORY ATTENDED A GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 1,910 OFFICER CADETS AT THU DUC OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL NEAR SAIGON YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    LIEUTENANT-GENERAL VINH LOC, CHIEF OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY TRAINING DIRECTORY ATTENDED A GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 1,910 OFFICER CADETS AT THU DUC OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL NEAR SAIGON YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE GENERAL HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF THOSE WHO COULD BE PICKED TO LEAD A TEAM TO THE PEACE TALKS IN PARIS IF SOUTH VIETNAM DECIDES TO JOIN IN THE NEGOTIATIONS THERE WITH THE NORTH VIETNAMESE, THE VIET CONG AND THE UNITED STATES -- THEIR ALLIES.

    THIS IS THE THIRD CLASS TO GRADUATE TO GRADUATE FROM THE THU DUC SCHOOL THIS YEAR. IT IS NOT AN ORDINARY OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY, BUT ONE DESIGNED TO PUT DRAFTEES THROUGH A QUICK 15-WEEKS TRAINING COURSE. THE GRADUATES ARE KNOWN AS "ASPIRANTS" AND THEIR APPOINTMENTS AS OFFICERS ARE CONFIRMED AFTER EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF COMBAT. IN THE PREVIOUS GRADUATION CLASS -- THE SECOND THIS YEAR -- SOME 2,500 "ASPIRANTS" PASSED OUT.

    GENERAL VING LOC, IN THE TOP HIERARCHY OF GENERALS, IS A MEMBER OF THE VIETNAMESE ROYAL FAMILY HOLDING A SIMILAR STATUS TO THE KNOW-DEPOSED EMPEROR BAO DAI. HE GRADUATED FROM THE FRENCH ARMOURED CAVALRY SCHOOL OF SAUMUR AND FOUGHT WITH THE FRENCH AGAINST THE VIET MINH. LATER HE WAS AS INFANTRY DIVISION COMMANDER AND LATER STILL A II CORPS COMMANDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZM4SNKEGIP7RHYDCQCXPABAD
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZM4SNKEGIP7RHYDCQCXPABAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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