• Short Summary

    As the Indochina ceasefire was announced, thousands of jubilant Hanoi citizens celebrated by converging on their famous old Dong Song market place.

  • Description

    As the Indochina ceasefire was announced, thousands of jubilant Hanoi citizens celebrated by converging on their famous old Dong Song market place. The city's largest market, Dong Song had been closed for a long time as a precaution against the United States' bombing raids.

    On January 25, the market reopened - a long awaited event in Hanoi and one that was broadcast over Hanoi radio. In the dark hours before dawn, men, women and children began to gather at the market place, ready to take their place in the rush with ration cards - still required for clothing items.

    Dong Song is a huge market, and it sells almost every commodity sought after by the housewives of Hanoi. Closed since October last year, its facilities have been sadly missed. Reopened, it became overnight a symbol that a ceasefire really was on the way. Its lunch counters and drinks counters, too, were open again after months of closure - a sure indication that the bombing had stopped.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6YK89CH03ZSKTYIVXNAK1JZLS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YK89CH03ZSKTYIVXNAK1JZLS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment