• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY, ANNOUNCED FOUR TRUCE DAYS -- ONE DAY EACH ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AND TWO DAYS AT TET NEW YEAR.

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    MS KY PINS DIVISION'S COLOURS
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    2.
    CU CROWD
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    3.
    MS KY ADDRESSING
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    4.
    MS CROWD
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    5.
    MS KY AGAIN
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    MS KY PINS MEDALS ON SOLDIERS (TWO SHOTS)
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    7.
    MS GIRLS GARLANDING THEM
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    MS CAPTURED TEENAGED GUERILLAS
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    9.
    MS KEY (LEFT) TALKS TO TWO GUERILLAS
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    10.
    MS CAPTURED WEAPONS
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    11.
    MS KY WITH ROCKET LAUNCHER
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    Background: SOUTH VIETNAMESE VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY, ANNOUNCED FOUR TRUCE DAYS -- ONE DAY EACH ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AND TWO DAYS AT TET NEW YEAR. THE TET, CELEBRATED BY THE VIETNAMESE, FALLS ON JANUARY 30.

    VICE-PRESIDENT KY SAID THIS DURING A VISIT TO CHUONG THIEN PROVINCE IN THE MEKONG DELTA, 125 MILES SOUTHWEST SAIGON, ON THURSDAY (DEC. 13). HE THEN PINNED GALLANTRY MEDALS ON MEMBERS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE 21ST DIVISION AND THE AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISERS FOLLOWING THEIR FIERCE BATTLE LAST WEEK IN THE PROVINCE WHERE THEY KILLED SOME 450 ENEMIES.

    THE TRUCE IS LESS THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE NUMBER OF TRUCE DAYS ANNOUNCED BY THE VIETCONG LAST MONTH. THEY CALLED FOR THREE DAYS AT CHRISTMAS, THREE AT NEW YEAR AND SEVEN AT TET.

    LAST YEAR, AMERICAN COMMANDERS SAID NORTH VIETNAM AND THE VIETCONG USED THE TRUCE TO SUPPLY THEIR FORCES.

    SEVERAL TEENAGED-VIETCONG, CAPTURED DURING THE FIERCE BATTLE, WERE SHOWN TO THE VICE PRESIDENT, WHO SPOKE TO TWO OF THEM, AGED 13 AND 16. HE ASKED IF THEY MISSED THEIR FAMILIES. THE BOYS SAID THEY DID, AND HE THEN ORDERED THEIR RELEASE.

    VICE PRESIDENT KY WAS ALSO SHOWN A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS WHICH WERE SEIZED FROM THE BATTLE SCENE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9EGR0454F5571EJ3UO9FG0RJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EGR0454F5571EJ3UO9FG0RJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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