• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF CAO DAI BUDDHISTS JOINED IN A THANKSGIVING PRAYER WITH BRIGADIER GENERAL LE VAN TAT AT A PAGODA IN THE TAY NINH PROVINCE, NORTH OF SAIGON, NOVEMBER 15.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF CAO DAI BUDDHISTS JOINED IN A THANKSGIVING PRAYER WITH BRIGADIER GENERAL LE VAN TAT AT A PAGODA IN THE TAY NINH PROVINCE, NORTH OF SAIGON, NOVEMBER 15.AFTER PRAYERS, THEY GAVE HIM A ROUSING WELCOME.

    BRIGADIER GENERAL LE VAN TAT WAS LEADER OF THE FRENCH-INFLUENCED CAO DAI ARMED FORCES WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE WAS TO FIGHT AGAINST COMMUNISM.AS MONTHS WENT BY, HE SECRETLY WORKED AGAINST THE LATE PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM'S GOVERNMENT.

    ON HEARING THIS, PRESIDENT DIEM ORDERED FOR HIS IMMEDIATE ARREST.BRIGADIER GENERAL LE VAN TAT, HOWEVER, ESCAPED THE DRAGNET AND FLED TO CAMBODIA FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM.

    RETURNING TO SOUTH VIETNAM AFTER THE RECENT COUP D'ETAT, HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED ON THE LEADERS OF THE NEW MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND PROPOSED TO RALLY MEMBERS OF HIS ARMED FORCES TO THE NATIONAL CAUSE.

    AFTER THE MEETING, HE VISITED THE OFFICES OF HIS OLD FRIENDS AND AT EACH STOP, WAS MOBBED BY HUNDREDS OF WELL-WISHERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48AJT6OK6CQR9S8Z6C2QLVN31
    Media URN:
    VLVA48AJT6OK6CQR9S8Z6C2QLVN31
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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