• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S ORDER THAT THE FAMILIES AND DEPENDENTS OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN SERVING IN SOUTH VIETNAM SHOULD RETURN TO AMERICA IS GOING AHEAD AT FULL SPEED.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S ORDER THAT THE FAMILIES AND DEPENDENTS OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN SERVING IN SOUTH VIETNAM SHOULD RETURN TO AMERICA IS GOING AHEAD AT FULL SPEED. WITHIN HOURS OF THE PRESIDENT'S DIRECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS WERE PUT IN HAND TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS AND SEATS FOR THESE FAMILIES.

    THE FIRST OF THE DEPENDENTS - WHO NUMBER ALMOST 2,000 - LEFT SAIGON ION TUESDAY ON BOTH SCHEDULED FLIGHTS AND SPECIAL CHARTER AIRCRAFT. THERE WERE TEARFUL SCENES AT SAIGON AIRPORT AS WIVES AND CHILDREN TOOK LEAVE OF HUSBANDS AND FATHERS.

    THE U.S. AUTHORITIES IN SOUTH VIETNAM, BELIEVE THEY CAN MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY ALL THE DEPENDENTS BY FEBRUARY 17 - WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION.

    U THANT, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, APPEALED YESTERDAY FOR RESTRAINT BY ALL PARTIES IN THE VIETNAM CRISIS., REPEATING HIS CALL THAT POLITICAL SETTLEMENT MUST REPLACE MILITARY ACTION. HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE WAS PARTICULARLY DISTURBED OVER RECENT EVENTS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND ADDED HIS FEAR OF THE DANGEROUS POSSIBILITY OF ESCALATION WHICH WOULD THREATEN WORLD PEACE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SUON6GQVA9054HHNTKHEBXR8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SUON6GQVA9054HHNTKHEBXR8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment