• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS TO MOBILISE 268-THOUSAND MEN THIS YEAR TO BOOST THE STRENGTH OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES AND TO REPLACE CASUALTIES.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS TO MOBILISE 268-THOUSAND MEN THIS YEAR TO BOOST THE STRENGTH OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES AND TO REPLACE CASUALTIES.

    THE UNITED STATES IS REPORTED TO BE WILLING TO SUPPLY THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED BY THE EXTRA SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS, BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO CONFIRMATION OF THIS.

    THE EXISTING STRENGTH OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S FORCES IS AROUND 700-THOUSAND, ALMOST EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE REGULAR ARMY AND THE MILITIA.

    IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEW DRAFT THE UPPER AGE LIMIT FOR CONSCRIPTION HAS BEEN RAISED FROM 33 TO 45.

    COINCIDING WITH THE NEW DRAFT MEASURES HAS BEEN A DRIVE BY THE POLICE AGAINST DRAFT DODGERS AND DESERTERS. AT ONE CAMP OUTSIDE SAIGON IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT 40 PER CENT OF THE CONSCRIPTS INDUCTED THERE ARE DRAFT DODGERS CAUGHT BY THE POLICE AFTER IGNORING THEIR CALL-UP PAPERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4KE3139N6W5AW6G5AYFZ7MYC5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KE3139N6W5AW6G5AYFZ7MYC5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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