• Short Summary

    THE RECENT TIDE OF FIGHTING IN SAIGON HAS THROWN UP THE USUAL WAVE OF REFUGEES -- THIS TIME, SOME 46,000 OF THEM.

  • Description

    THE RECENT TIDE OF FIGHTING IN SAIGON HAS THROWN UP THE USUAL WAVE OF REFUGEES -- THIS TIME, SOME 46,000 OF THEM. DISPOSSESSED MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE CAMPING IN THE STREETS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, OR CROWDING INTO EMERGENCY REFUGEE CENTRES.

    FIGHTING EASED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL ON FRIDAY, BUT AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS HAVE BEEN KEPT BUSY ROUNDING UP VIET CONG SNIPERS AND ATTACKING SUSPECTED STRONGHOLDS.

    HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO COUNTERACT THE VIET CONG ATTACK AND FLUSH OUT HIDDEN SNIPERS. BUT THE REFUGEES STILL PRESENT THE MAJOR PROBLEM.

    THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO SPEND NIGHTS IN THE STREET, BESIDE PILES OF UNCOLLECTED RUBBISH. MANY HAVE ONLY THE POSSESSIONS THEY WERE ABLE TO SALVAGE DURING THE FIGHTING. OTHERS -- MORE FORTUNATE -- WILL FIND A PLACE IN THE 20 MAKESHIFT REFUGEE CAMPS SET ASIDE BY THE GOVERNMENT.

    DURING THE OFFENSIVE AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED 1250 VIET CONG. AMERICAN CASUALTIES WERE GIVEN AS 44 KILLED AND 175 WOUNDED, AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE RECORDED 73 KILLED AND 267 WOUNDED.

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU HAS CLAIMED THE VIET CONG CAN NEVER TAKE SAIGON, AND HAS URGED THE UNITED STATES NOT TO ACCEPT BILATERAL PEACE TERMS WITH HANOI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MJU0A45M787PTLNQB30IPQMR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MJU0A45M787PTLNQB30IPQMR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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