• Short Summary

    TROOPS PATROLLED THE STREETS OF SAIGON ON THE NIGHT OF FEBRUARY 12 AS THE CITY WELCOMED THE 'YEAR OF THE DRAGON' WITH EXPLODING FIRECRACKERS IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY.

  • Description

    TROOPS PATROLLED THE STREETS OF SAIGON ON THE NIGHT OF FEBRUARY 12 AS THE CITY WELCOMED THE 'YEAR OF THE DRAGON' WITH EXPLODING FIRECRACKERS IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY.

    HOLIDAY-MAKERS STROLLED THROUGH THE TREE-LINED STREETS BUT THERE WAS SOME TENSION IN THE AIR, FOLLOWING ARRESTS OF SOME OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

    IN A LUNAR NEW YEAR MESSAGE, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, PRIME MINISTER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL, PLEDGED TO PRESERVE FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IN THE COUNTRY.

    ON THE NEW YEAR'S DAY, THOUSANDS OF VIETNAMESE CRAMMED BUDDHIST PAGODAS AND PRAYED THAT THE NEW YEAR WOULD BRING PROSPERITY AND LUCK TO THEM. TO THE VIETNAMESE, THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON IS A SYMBOL OF POWER AND NOBILITY.

    MEANWHILE, GOVERNMENT TROOPS STARTED THE NEW YEAR WITH AN OPERATION IN THE MEKONG RIVER DELTA IN WHICH THEY KILLED TEN COMMUNIST GUERRILLAS AND CAPTURED THREE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7I72IB7MFPS0XZ6CG2VMLCZGM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7I72IB7MFPS0XZ6CG2VMLCZGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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