• Short Summary

    In Saigon on Thursday (27 April), South Vietnamese reacted impassively to the news that President Nixon intends withdrawing another 20,000 men from Indochina by the first of July.

  • Description

    In Saigon on Thursday (27 April), South Vietnamese reacted impassively to the news that President Nixon intends withdrawing another 20,000 men from Indochina by the first of July. They also heard President Nixon vow to continue United States air and naval attacks on North Vietnam until the current offensive is over.

    American troops stationed in Vietnam showed no visible surprise over the announcements. The President's speech, in a nation-wide television and radio address, was made only hours after dispatches from Saigon revealed a new North Vietnamese drive against the city of Quang Tri just south of the Demilitarised Zone, and while the fate of much of the Central Highlands of South Vietnam remained uncertain under heavy communist attacks.

    United States troop levels are to be cut back to 49,000 men -- more than half a million below the level when President Nixon took office three years ago.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78D5LK06RYR68LZ9DYTX6CFSC
    Media URN:
    VLVA78D5LK06RYR68LZ9DYTX6CFSC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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