• Short Summary

    ....How to neutralize the Viet Cong?..the advocates of chemical warfare have an answer....
    .....underground passages give?

  • Description

    1.
    CU. Reporter speaking
    14 ft

    2.
    SV & GV.Soldier climbing into tunnel. CU & SV. Soldier crawling past. MV. Soldiers holding Vietcong weapons found in tunnel. MV.Soldier unfolding Vietcong flag. MV.Soldiers hauling man out of tunnel with rope GV & MV. Gun fire & troops firing rifles
    63 ft

    3.
    CU.Reporter
    82 ft

    4.
    CU.Brigadier General J.H. Rothschild, formerly head of U.S. Army's Biological Warfare Research Programme speaking
    142 ft

    5.
    CU.Reporter
    156 ft

    6.
    CU.Prof.Curtis Williams, associate professor of Biochemical Genetics at Rockefeller University, New York City, speaking
    205 ft



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    Background: ....How to neutralize the Viet Cong?..the advocates of chemical warfare have an answer....
    .....underground passages give the enemy an elusive mobility which no amount of fire power can overcome....troops tried searching honeycomb of tunnels...plenty of evidence enemy had left in a hurry, ..weapons....documents...also found some dead bodies & prisoners...

    ...soldiers have poured tear gas into tunnels but it doesn't last...what to do?..Brigadier Rothschild thinks he has the answer...

    ...we could just pour mustard gas down the tunnels & leave it.... mustard gas burns one's eyes or skin when one comes into contact with it, but gas is the only thing that will reach throughout the whole tunnel complex, It will not escalate the war......innocent people wouldn't be hurt because one can smell the gas & warning signs could be put up.....Mustard gas is not a killer....
    ...many in the scientific community would disagree with Rothschild ...one of these is Prof.Williams...

    ...I think that whenever one doubles one's armaments one has escalated the war....the introduction of mustard gas is bound to open the door to the entire spectrum of biological & chemical warfare

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4F6827D8RY6VBNYB6E6MWT21
    Media URN:
    VLVA4F6827D8RY6VBNYB6E6MWT21
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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