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    SAIGON, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM, IS A CITY WITH TWO MILLION PEOPLE.THE INFLUENCE OF?

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    SAIGON, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM, IS A CITY WITH TWO MILLION PEOPLE.THE INFLUENCE OF THE FRENCH COLONIALISTS IS EVIDENT; ITS TREE-LINED STREETS AND SIDEWALK CAFES, IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE PARIS OF THE EAST.

    THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE CONFINED TO THE CITY AREA AS A GREAT PART OF THE COUNTRY BORDERING THE CAPITAL IS UNDER COMMUNIST VIETCONG.THIS RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT HAS INCREASED THE UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM.

    THE VIETNAMESE WOMEN, IN THEIR NATIONAL DRESS CALLED THE AO DAI, ARE FAST OUTNUMBERING THE MALE POPULATION AS MANY MEN DIE EVERY WEEK IN BATTLE ALONE.

    TWO YEARS AGO, ABOUT 100,000 GIRLS IN TRIM AND BLUE UNIFORMS, PARADED THE STREETS OF SAIGON ON THE ORDERS OF THE THEIR BOSS, MADAME NGO DINH NHU, NOW IN EXILE IN FRANCE WITH HER CHILDREN.

    THE STREET PEDLARS AND SIDEWALK STALLS ARE PLENTIFUL IN SAIGON; AND THE VENDORS CONSTANTLY MOVE THEIR WARES TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN AN ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE AS MUCH OF THE MOVING MARKET AS POSSIBLE.

    MAIMED AND DISABLED WAR VETERANS, WIDOWS OF SOLDIERS KILLED IN BATTLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG-BEG ON THE STREETS.THE MONEY THEY COLLECT IS ENOUGH TO BUY A MINIMUM OF FOOD TO LAST THEM ANOTHER DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4S2I95XKHR1GBCFCWXPMFOHP0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4S2I95XKHR1GBCFCWXPMFOHP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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