• Short Summary

    At least 300,000 more South Vietnamese will now have to report for possible military service following an extension of conscription which came into effect throughout the country yesterday (1 June).

  • Description

    1.
    GV & MV Civilians outside conscription centre (5 shots)
    0.21

    2.
    MV New recruits walking towards drafting centre
    0.29

    3.
    CU Identity card and draft papers being stamped (3 shots)
    0.38

    4.
    MV Army doctor examining recruits (2 shots)
    0.48

    5.
    SV PAN.. Recruits seated waiting for examination
    0.56

    6.
    SV & MV New uniforms being handed out and tried on (3 shots)
    1.09

    7.
    MV PAN..Pretty girls amongst troops during entertainment (4 shots)
    1.28

    8.
    GV PAN.. Truckload of troops leaving camp and away
    1.38


    CIVILIANS OUTSIDE CONSCRIPTION CENTRE; NEW RECRUITS ARRIVE; DOCTOR EXAMINES RECRUITS; UNIFORMS DISTRIBUTED; GIRLS ENTERTAIN TROOPS; TROOPS LEAVE CAMP.




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    Background: At least 300,000 more South Vietnamese will now have to report for possible military service following an extension of conscription which came into effect throughout the country yesterday (1 June).

    Previously, civilians between the ages of 18 and 38 had to report. From yesterday, 17-year-olds and men up to 43 must now report for military service.

    At the conscription centre in Saigon, civilians who don't wish to serve have 14 days in which to plead their case for deferment.

    Increased military action over several parts of the country has meant the armed services have been considerably extended, and the new conscription order is expected to greatly increase the one million troops now serving under the South Vietnamese flag.

    Not every man who reports for training will end up on the battlefield. It is expected that at least 25 per cent of the men aged between 39 and 43 will fail to pass the medical examination. Others will be exempted because of family hardship.

    More than half the men arriving for induction are volunteers. For them, there are special privileges. A pop group and girl dancers are hired to keep them entertained while they wait to be allotted to their commando or paratroop units.

    SYNOPSIS: A conscription centre in Saigon becomes a hive of activity as new laws come into force extending the age of conscription to youths and men between the ages of 17 and 43. The new law means at least 300,000 more South vietnamese will have to report for possible military service.

    Previously, civilians between the ages of 18 and 38 had to report for service.

    Not every man who reports for training will end up on the battle-field. It is expected at least a quarter of the men aged between 39 and 43 will fail to pass the medical examination. Another quarter may be exempted because of family hardship.

    Those who don't wish to serve in the armed forces have fourteen days in which to plead their case for deferment.

    More than half the men arriving for induction are volunteers. After the problems of being issued with equipment, the volunteers find there are special privileges. A pop group and girl dancers are hired to keep them entertained while they wait to be allotted to their commando or paratroop units. Increased military action over several parts of the country have been considerably extended. The new recruits are expected to be particularly welcomed by the one million troops already serving under the South Vietnamese flag.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6NWYLQH3WRAXK9U54VHWF9KAH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NWYLQH3WRAXK9U54VHWF9KAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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