• Short Summary

    MORE THAN THIRTY SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM WAR WOUNDS, NAPALM BURNS AND POLIO HAVE FOUND A NEW HOME IN PEACE VILLAGE, AT OBERHAUSEN, NEAR DUSSELDORF, WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN THIRTY SOUTH VIETNAMESE CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM WAR WOUNDS, NAPALM BURNS AND POLIO HAVE FOUND A NEW HOME IN PEACE VILLAGE, AT OBERHAUSEN, NEAR DUSSELDORF, WEST GERMANY. THE CHILDREN, WHO WENT TO WEST GERMANY ABOUT NINE MONTHS AGO FOR TREATMENT, MOVED INTO THE VILLAGE YESTERDAY AND WILL STAY THERE UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY.

    PEACE VILLAGE WAS THE IDEA OF A WEST GERMANY CLERGYMAN, REVERENT FRITZ BERGHAUS, WHO BEGAN WORK ON THE PROJECT LAST YEAR WITHOUT ANY KIND OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. BUT HELPERS QUICKLY CAME FORWARD. AMONG THEM WERE HUNDREDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND VOLUNTARY AID ORGANISATIONS.

    FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS FROM MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING ONE GROUP FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WORKED ON CLEARING THE LAND AND BUILDING THE VILLAGE. BRITISH TROOPS FROM RHINE ARMY LAID THE WATER MAINS AND WEST GERMAN SOLDIERS LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE FIVE BUILDINGS IN THE VILLAGE.

    WHILE THEY ARE IN VILLAGE, THE CHILDREN WILL BE SUPERVISED BY TWO SOUTH VIETNAMESE NURSES, WHO WILL GIVE THEM MEDICAL THERAPY. THEY WILL ALSO ATTEND A SCHOOL IN THE VILLAGE, STAFFED BY HELPERS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM AND EUROPE.

    YESTERDAY, THE CHILDREN WERE BROUGHT TO THE VILLAGE IN AMBULANCES. MOST OF THEM WALKED WITH CRUTCHES OR WERE HELPED ALONG IN WHEELCHAIRS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7RSCQ3F5HOVIC21OCI20E21XZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RSCQ3F5HOVIC21OCI20E21XZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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