• Short Summary

    WHILE THE UNITED STATES, NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM, AND THE N.L.F. NEGOTIATE FOR A PEACE?

  • Description

    WHILE THE UNITED STATES, NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM, AND THE N.L.F. NEGOTIATE FOR A PEACE SETTLEMENT IN PARIS, THE DAILY BATTLE IN SOUTH VIETNAM CONTINUES. IN THE PAST FEW DAYS THE VIETCONG HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR SHELLING OF TOWNS AND CITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. ON SATURDAY (12 JULY), TWO VIETCONG MORTARS AND A PLASTIC CHARGE RIPPED THE MEKONG-DELTA CITY OF CAN THO. EIGHT PEOPLE WERE REPORTED KILLED, AND MANY OTHERS WERE INJURED.

    CAN THO IS THE RICE CAPITAL OF THE MEKONG DELTA, WITH A POPULATION OF 82,000.

    THE LONG-RANGE SOVIET-MADE MORTARS SMASHED INTO A HOUSE, KILLING ITS OCCUPANTS.

    THE EXPLOSIVE CHARGE WRECKED MOTOR-CYCLES AND SCOOTERS.

    THE DAD AND WOUNDED WERE RUSHED TO HOSPITAL. MOST OF THEM WERE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE BODY OF ONE CHILD WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN CUT INTO PIECES BY SHRAPNEL.

    MEANWHILE, SOUTH VIETNAM'S VICE-PRESIDENT, NGUYEN CAO KY, SUGGESTED TODAY (15 JULY) THAT SAIGON SHOULD PULL OUT OF THE PARIS PEACE TALKS IF THE VIETCONG CONTINUE TO REJECT SAIGON'S PEACE INITIATIVES. HE SAID THAT THE COMMUNISTS HAD REJECTED PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU'S LATEST INITIATIVE - HIS OFFER LAST FRIDAY (11 JULY) TO CONTEST ELECTIONS WITH THE VIETCONG - "AND SO," HE WENT ON, "I THINK THERE IS NO POINT IN OUR DRAGGING ON THE PARIS PEACE TALKS FOR EVER."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GJIVOKVGN88556QL7UF7OF0O
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GJIVOKVGN88556QL7UF7OF0O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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