• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED IN ITS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG WITH THE GRADUATION OF MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND MILITARY OFFICERS FROM SAIGON'S THU DUC MILITARY SCHOOL - THE LARGEST MILITARY SCHOOL IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED IN ITS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG WITH THE GRADUATION OF MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND MILITARY OFFICERS FROM SAIGON'S THU DUC MILITARY SCHOOL - THE LARGEST MILITARY SCHOOL IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

    THE GRADUATION WAS WITNESSED BY PRIME MINISTER MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, WHO LATER REVIEWED THE GRADUATES - SOME OF WHOM WILL SERVE IN THE REGIONAL DEFENCE FORCES WHILE OTHERS WILL GO INTO THE REGULAR ARMY.

    GENERAL KHANH THEN LAID A WREATH AT THE NEARBY WAR MEMORIAL BEFORE HANDING A SWORD TO THE TOP GRADUATE, AND PINNING ON HIM THE RANK INSIGNIA.

    IN HIS SPEECH, BRIGADIER GENERAL BUI HUU NHON, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE MILITARY SCHOOL, SAID THE NEW GRADUATES WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG.

    IMMEDIATE AFTER THE GRADUATES TOOK THEIR OATH, VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE PLANES FLEW OVERHEAD IN FORMATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6V2U6LMVLUO0NNBFMLHOSKV1W
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V2U6LMVLUO0NNBFMLHOSKV1W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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