• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON, WITH SOME 20 PER CENT OF ITS POPULATION CHRISTIAN AND SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF WESTERN TROOPS, PREPARATIONS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS ARE IN FULL SWING.

  • Description

    IN SAIGON, WITH SOME 20 PER CENT OF ITS POPULATION CHRISTIAN AND SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF WESTERN TROOPS, PREPARATIONS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS ARE IN FULL SWING. MANY OF THE CHILDREN'S TOYS ON SALE IN SAIGON'S ILLEGAL BLACK MARKET REFLECT THE CONFLICT RAGING IN THE COUNTRY - MODELS OF AIRCRAFT, GUNS AND OTHER MILITARY DOMINATE THE TOY SCENE.

    ALTHOUGH THE MAJORITY OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARE BUDDHIST, THE CHRISTIAN PERIOD IN SAIGON IS A FESTIVITIES OCCASION FOR ALL, MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE LONG-STANDING INFLUENCE OF THE FRENCH.

    THE CITY'S ILLEGAL BLACK MARKET IS FLOURISHING WITH GOODS AND TOYS. IN SAIGON'S "STREET FLOWERS", ONE OF THE CITY'S MOST FAMOUS AREA, CHRISTMAS TREES ARE ON SALE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA83FS11SO0HHOJQSJNW3ETAAQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA83FS11SO0HHOJQSJNW3ETAAQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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