• Short Summary

    VOLUNTEERS ARE PLAYING AN INCREASING PART IN THE DEFENCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM AS THE WITHDRAWAL OF UNITED STATES TROOPS ACCELERATES THE HAND-OVER TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY AUTHORITIES.

  • Description

    VOLUNTEERS ARE PLAYING AN INCREASING PART IN THE DEFENCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM AS THE WITHDRAWAL OF UNITED STATES TROOPS ACCELERATES THE HAND-OVER TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY AUTHORITIES. AMONG THE VOLUNTARY DUTIES, THE ROLE OF WOMEN IS BECOMING A VITAL ONE.

    THE WOMEN'S DEFENCE UNITS ARE PART OF A CIVILIAN MILITIA FORCE OF SOME 250,000 PERSONNEL IN SAIGON ALONE. THE MOVEMENT WAS INITIATED BY THE MAYOR OF SAIGON AS PART OF THE PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE CAMPAIGN.

    BESIDES THE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE MILITIA, A BIG FORCE OF NURSES HAS BEEN GATHERED TO LOOK AFTER THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF VOLUNTEERS.

    ON THE HOME FRONT, ANOTHER BIG FORCE OF WOMEN HAS BEEN ORGANISED WITH SEWING MACHINES TO CARRY OUT THEIR VITAL TASK.

    THE VOLUNTEERS ARE EAGER AND WILLING TO SERVE, BUT THEIR TRAINING IS LIMITED. FOR THOSE WHO ARE ARMED, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR TRAINING IS AT THE RIFLE RANGE, WHERE THEY LEARN TO HANDLE THE M-1 CARBINES AND SUB-MACHINEGUNS.

    THEIR TRAINING IN CIVIL DEFENCE HAS ENABLED THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE AN INCREASING NUMBER OF MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM ROUTINE OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4I5UIMD0G3TB2QSY0Y8GB7HJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4I5UIMD0G3TB2QSY0Y8GB7HJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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