• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF VIETNAMESE ARE WORKING TO BUILD A STRONG DEFENCE WALL AROUND THE STRATEGIC BOUNDARIES OF SAIGON, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF VIETNAMESE ARE WORKING TO BUILD A STRONG DEFENCE WALL AROUND THE STRATEGIC BOUNDARIES OF SAIGON, THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM. IT CONSISTS OF A THICK EARTH RAMPART CARRYING BARBED WIRE FENCES WITH WATCH TOWERS PLACED AT REGULAR INTERVALS.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT SAYS THE NEW DEFENCE SYSTEM WILL HELP WARD OFF POSSIBLE ATTACK BY VIET CONG WHO'VE MADE SEVERAL RAIDS IN THE SAIGON AREA. ALREADY, ?350,000 STERLING HAS BEEN SPENT ON THE PROJECT.

    MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE JOINING TOGETHER TO BUILD THE WALL; PASSING ROCKS AND EARTH FROM HAND TO HAND. THE SECTION SHOWN, ALONG THE ONG RIVER, WILL BE FOUR AND HALF MILES LONG WHEN COMPLETED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FLL107311OH6R3HDSPEHZPO3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FLL107311OH6R3HDSPEHZPO3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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