• Short Summary

    A REMINDER, AS THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE STARTS IN VIETNAM, OF THE THOUSANDS OF UNFORTUNATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RENDERED HOMELESS BY THE TRAGIC WAR.

  • Description

    A REMINDER, AS THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE STARTS IN VIETNAM, OF THE THOUSANDS OF UNFORTUNATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RENDERED HOMELESS BY THE TRAGIC WAR. THIS CEMETERY, IN THE CHOLON AREA OF SAIGON, HAS BECOME HOME FOR NEARLY 2,000 PEOPLE.

    DURING THE TET AND MAY OFFENSIVES BY THE VIET CONG MANY AREAS OF SAIGON WERE DEVASTATED AND ONCE AGAIN THOUSANDS WERE HOMELESS. THIS CEMETERY, PART OF THE CAU KHO CHURCH, WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AREAS TO BE OCCUPIED FOR TEMPORARY SHELTER BY THE HOMELESS.

    THE SAIGON AUTHORITIES ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE BAD LIVING CONDITIONS IN THE AREA, PARTICULARLY THE LACK OF PROPER SANITATIONS WHERE SO MANY CHILDREN ARE GATHERED IN IMPOVERISHED LIVING CONDITIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VXH9C134OGQOH9QOD2GPZH30
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VXH9C134OGQOH9QOD2GPZH30
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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