• Short Summary

    AMERICAN COMEDIAN BOB HOPE OPENED HIS FIFTH CHRISTMAS TOUR OF VIETNAM ON SUNDAY (22 DEC.).?

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    GV TROOPS IN AUDIENCE
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    2.
    SCU U.S. AMBASSADOR BUNKER IN AUDIENCE
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    3.
    LV BOB HOPE ON STAGE TELLING JOKES
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    4.
    GV TROOPS LISTENING TO BOB HOPE
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    5.
    SV TROOPS CLAPPING
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    6.
    SV ANN-MARGARET DANCING AND SINGING ON STAGE
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    7.
    GV TROOPS APPLAUD
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    SV BOB HOPE WITH MISS WORLD AND GENERAL ABRAMS ON STAGE
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    9.
    GV TROOPS
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    10.
    SCU ZOOM OUT TO LV GENERAL ABRAMS PRESENTS BOB HOPE WITH MEDAL
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    Initials RE/V/BOB/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMERICAN COMEDIAN BOB HOPE OPENED HIS FIFTH CHRISTMAS TOUR OF VIETNAM ON SUNDAY (22 DEC.). HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE FILM STAR ANN-MARGARET AND MISS WORLD, 19-YEAR-OLD PENELOPE PLUMMER OF AUSTRALIA. THE AIRCRAFT ON WHICH THEY WERE TRAVELLING ARRIVED WITH ONE ENGINE OUT OF ACTION. IT FAILED ABOUT 900 MILES FROM BANGKOK AND THE PLANE LIMPED THE REMAINING 900 MILES TO VIETNAM ON THREE ENGINES.

    HALF AN HOUR AFTER LANDING, BOB HOPE WAS ON STAGE AT THE GIANT LONG BINH MILITARY BASE NEAR SAIGON. ABOUT 30,000 TROOPS TURNED OUT TO WATCH HIM. HOPE IS SPENDING HIS 18TH CHRISTMAS ABROAD ENTERTAINING SOLDIERS. HE WILL GIVE NINE SHOWS IN VIETNAM AND WILL BE FLYING BACK TO BANGKOK EACH NIGHT.

    AT THE END OF SUNDAY'S SHOW, HE WAS PRESENTED WITH THE OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE MEDAL BY GENERAL CREIGHTON ABRAMS, U.S. COMMANDER IN VIETNAM, FOR ENTERTAINING TROOPS ABROAD. SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER THE SHOW, BOB HOPE SAID THAT HE PRAYED FOR PEACE IN VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6D10R8X883KYZH79O018B1FW5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6D10R8X883KYZH79O018B1FW5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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