• Short Summary

    TWO AUSTRALIAN SHIPS, THE DESTROYER "QUICKMATCH" AND THE FRIGATE "VAMPIRE", ARRIVED AT SAIGON PORT, SOUTH VIETNAM, ON JANUARY 25 ON A GOODWILL VISIT.

  • Description

    TWO AUSTRALIAN SHIPS, THE DESTROYER "QUICKMATCH" AND THE FRIGATE "VAMPIRE", ARRIVED AT SAIGON PORT, SOUTH VIETNAM, ON JANUARY 25 ON A GOODWILL VISIT.PERSONNEL OF THE VIETNAMESE NAVY WERE AT THE DOCKSIDE TO WELCOME THE VISITORS.

    THE TWO SHIPS WERE TO HAVE VISITED SAIGON LAST YEAR FOR THE VIETNAMESE REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS, BUT THE VISIT WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE INTERNAL EMERGENCY WITHIN THE COUNTRY.

    LONG-TERM PLANS TO RECOVER TERRITORY NOW DOMINATED BY TERRORISTS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP BY THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT.THEY ALSO INTEND TO PROVIDE PERMANENT SECURITY FOR VILLAGERS IN THESE AREAS.WHEN THE ARMY HAS RESTORED SECURITY IN A PARTICULAR REGION, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS, LARGELY DONATED BY THE UNITED STATES, WILL BE SUPPLIED IN THE TWO-FOLD PLAN OF PROTECTION AND SOCIAL WELFARE.PART OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIET CONG IS THE STRENGTHENING OF THE GOVERNMENT'S FLEET TO PATROL THE RIVERS FORMING VITAL ARTERIES OF COMMUNICATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA783K0ON1JKYNI6AVK1UCK69LS
    Media URN:
    VLVA783K0ON1JKYNI6AVK1UCK69LS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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