• Short Summary

    A Japanese cameraman based in Hanoi recently filmed these scenes in the Vietcong a nears of South Vietnam near the 17th Parallel -- the border with North Vietnam.

  • Description

    A Japanese cameraman based in Hanoi recently filmed these scenes in the Vietcong a nears of South Vietnam near the 17th Parallel -- the border with North Vietnam.

    South of the Ben Rag river, there is still evidence of the recent war. Vietcong transport convoys move freely along the repaired roads, hauling goods between the small towns and villages.

    there is widespread evidence of the South Vietnamese army's retreat from the area during the 1972 communist offensive. American tanks and trucks litter the countryside, and many of the areas are still partially transport because of bombing damages.

    Life is slowly returning to normal for the local inhabitants of the province. Many of them fled the area during the offensive, but those who stayed are now rebuilding their homes. The market place in one village was typically busy when the cameraman visited the area. Fish, vegetables and fruit were being sold just as in any other market place throughout South Vietnam.

    The crops too are slowly returning to normal. Wild rice is still the mainstay of the local people, but the Vietcong said rice planting programmes were being organised.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61MVRLUWAW30VO283C18CFCP
    Media URN:
    VLVA61MVRLUWAW30VO283C18CFCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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