• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), A COLOURFUL MILITARY WELCOME WAS ACCORDED TO GENERAL KIM YONG BAE, THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY CHIEF, WHEN HE ARRIVED FOR A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

  • Description

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), A COLOURFUL MILITARY WELCOME WAS ACCORDED TO GENERAL KIM YONG BAE, THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY CHIEF, WHEN HE ARRIVED FOR A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT. WHILE IN EMBATTLED SOUTH VIETNAM, GENERAL KIM IS SCHEDULED TO MEET THE 18,000 KOREAN TROOPS IN THE COUNTRY SUPPORTING VIETNAMESE AND ALLIED ARMED FORCES IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST COMMUNIST-BACKED VIETCONG FORCES.

    A MILITARY GUARD OF HONOUR, PROVIDED BY KOREAN AND VIETNAMESE ARMY UNITS, WAS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SAIGON AIRPORT.

    IN QUI NHON, ON SATURDAY (NOV.6), ABOUT 270 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, A WELCOMING CEREMONY WAS HELD FOR THE KOREAN 'TIGER' DIVISION_PART OF THE 15,000 TROOPS COMMITTED TO SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE DIVISION'S ARTILLERY SIGNALLED THE ARRIVAL OF MILITARY AND CIVILIAN DIGNITARIES WITH A 21-GUN SALUTE. AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WAS THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, WHO IS NOW VISITING SOUTH KOREA.

    THE SOLDIERS RECEIVED A TRADITIONAL GREETING FROM SOUTH VIETNAMESE GIRLS. THEY CAME FORWARD AND GARLANDED THE MEN WITH FLOWERS AS THEY STOOD IN RANKS AFTER BEING INSPECTED.

    (SOUTH KOREA HAS MORE THAN 18,000 TROOPS IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THIS IS THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION BY ANY SOUTH-EAST ASIAN NATION AND SECOND ONLY TO THAT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE CONTINGENT IS COMPOSED OF 15,000 COMBAT INFANTRY MEN AND MARINES, 2,400 ENGINEERS, 150 DOCTORS AND NURSES AND A TEN-MAN SELF-DEFENCE INSTRUCTION TEAM.)
    THE SELF-DEFENCE TEAM GAVE AN EXHIBITION ON THE DEADLY ART OF KOREAN UNARMED COMBAT KNOWN AS KARATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9KEPQQ31OQAGSLIUHFVBTQDIU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KEPQQ31OQAGSLIUHFVBTQDIU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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