At 9 pm the Saigon radio station announced that all the 4 army corps including Air Force and special force rallied to the coup (excepted the Navy).
CU - many family members of the 5 released generals waited for the return which was scheduled to 10 am Sept 13, at the airport of Saigon when suddenly the alert announced. They runned away far from the airfield.
CU,ES During that moment, troops and armoured cars of the 7th Division from Dinh Tuong province, surrounded the Army general Head Quarter
CU Armoured with the shooting direction towards the Head Quarter
MS Crowds were surprised and accused to be tired with the very often coup d'etat in Vietnam
CU The Saigon radio station Other groups of soldiers occupied the radio station
MS,CU Soldiers taken guard and arranged barbed wire in front of the station
MS Crowds came to ask soldiers news of the coup
MS,CU At the prime minister palace, the Rangers of the battalion 3/43 from Vinh Long province, occupied the palace.
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Background: At 9 pm the Saigon radio station announced that all the 4 army corps including Air Force and special force rallied to the coup (excepted the Navy). In Dalat, General Nguyen Khanh by the Dalat Radio station, still requested the troops and office to act against the coup. Leaders of the coup, generals Lam Van Phat, former minister of Interior and Duong Van Duc, commander of Corps 4th proclaimed a revolutionary charter No 1 which the main policy is to keep religion out of politic out of religion.