The exchange of war prisoners between North and South Vietnam has ben resumed. A group?
The exchange of war prisoners between North and South Vietnam has ben resumed. A group of Communist prisoners were flown on Monday (12 March) from a prison island off the South Vietnamese coast and transferred to helicopters for a brief flight to a spot about 40 miles (64 kilometres) northwest of Saigon.
There, the men were greeted by Viet Cong officers, and marched into the jungle shouting communist slogans. Meanwhile the helicopters flew back to Saigon with released South Vietnamese prisoners who were taken to hospital for medical examinations.
SYNOPSIS: The exchange of prisoners between North and South Vietnam has been resumed. On Monday a group of Viet Cong were brought to Saigon from a prison island. They then boarded helicopter for a forty-mile journey to the place arranged for them to be handed over to their own side.
At the rendezvous point a Viet Cong general was waiting to welcome the released prisoners.
The communist troops then marched off into the jungle that had been their battle-ground until they'd been captured.
The helicopters returned to Saigon carrying South Vietnamese prisoners who'd bean released by the Viet Cong. Special arrangements had ben made for them to be taken straight to hospital in Saigon for medical examinations.