• Short Summary

    THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE AMERICAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AID) IN A BUSY SAIGON STREET WAS THE TARGET OF A VIETCONG GRENADE ATTACK ON TUESDAY (3 SEPTEMBER).

  • Description

    1.
    VIETNAMESE POLICEMEN INSPECTING BROKEN GLASS SHIELD.
    0.06

    2.
    MS VEHICLES AT STANDSTILL.
    0.11

    3.
    MS ARMED AID OFFICIAL.
    0.14

    4.
    CU SCENE OF BLAST.
    0.17

    5.
    MS VIETNAMESE GUARDS CHECKING PEDESTRIANS. (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    6.
    CU GENERATOR DAMAGED BY BLAST. (2 SHOTS)
    0.36

    7.
    CU SPOT WHERE TWO VIETNAMESE WERE KILLED
    0.44

    8.
    CU TROOPS. TILT DOWN TO CAPS OF KILLED VIETNAMESE.
    0.54



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    Background: THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE AMERICAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AID) IN A BUSY SAIGON STREET WAS THE TARGET OF A VIETCONG GRENADE ATTACK ON TUESDAY (3 SEPTEMBER). TWO MEN WHO THREW THE GRENADE ESCAPED ON A MOTORCYCLE.

    THE BLAST KILLED TWO VIETNAMESE - A POLICEMAN AND A CIVILIAN GUARD AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS.

    TRAFFIC IN THE BUSY STREET CAME TO A STANDSTILL AS AMERICAN AID OFFICIALS AND VIETNAMESE POLICEMEN THREW A CORDON AROUND THE VICINITY.

    THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND WAS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF SOME ATTACKS IN SAIGON IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7US06WDY34I851DKU8I1K2W0G
    Media URN:
    VLVA7US06WDY34I851DKU8I1K2W0G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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