• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FARMERS IN THE RICE-RICH MEKONG DELTA HAVE CALLED ON GOVERNMENT TROOPS TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST THE VIETCONG, WHO ARE RAIDING VILLAGES FOR LABOURERS.

  • Description


    CAN THO


    1.
    MV GOVERNMENT TROOPS GUARDING PADDY PLANTERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.08

    2.
    MV TROOPS HELPING PLANTERS (3 SHOTS)
    0.24

    3.
    CU COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
    0.27

    4.
    MLV PLANTING SCENE
    0.35


    AN XUYEN


    5.
    MLV THIEU GUARDS CROSSING BRIDGE
    0.44

    6.
    MV THIEU LOOKING AT IRRIGATION SYSTEM
    0.48

    7.
    MLV PADDY FIELD
    0.49

    8.
    MLV THIEU AND OTHERS LOOKING AT RICE FIELD (2 SHOTS)
    0.57



    Initials JP/VS/PW/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH VIETNAMESE FARMERS IN THE RICE-RICH MEKONG DELTA HAVE CALLED ON GOVERNMENT TROOPS TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST THE VIETCONG, WHO ARE RAIDING VILLAGES FOR LABOURERS. CAN THO, SHOWN ON FILM, IS TYPICAL OF THE PROVINCES IN THE MEKONG DELTA. AT ANOTHER DELTA PROVINCE - AN XUYEN - PRESIDENT THIEU ON AUGUST 8 URGED THE FARMERS TO INCREASE THEIR PRODUCTION IN AN EFFORT TO EASE SAIGON'S FOOD SHORTAGE.

    THE PADDY PLANTERS AT CAN THO CARRY ON THEIR WORK UNDER CONSTANT GUARD BY THE TROOPS. AT AN XUYEN, PRESIDENT THIEU WAS UNDER A SIMILAR GUARD WHEN HE MADE HIS VISIT. HE VIEWED IRRIGATION METHOD AND INSPECTED A PADDY FIELD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WWCMDZ13SXVXZGU1S2XZ1VNW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WWCMDZ13SXVXZGU1S2XZ1VNW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1968
    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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