• Short Summary

    AS DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE ON THE POSSIBILITY OF TALKS BEING OPENED TO END THE CONFLICT IN VIETNAM THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OPENED A LARGE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT BIEN HOA TO REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN.

  • Description

    AS DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE ON THE POSSIBILITY OF TALKS BEING OPENED TO END THE CONFLICT IN VIETNAM THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OPENED A LARGE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT BIEN HOA TO REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN.

    NEARLY THREE HUNDRED OF THE PRISON INMATES ARE BELOW THE AGE OF 18, AND SOME ARE ONLY 13 YEARS OLD.

    THE CAMP IS ESTABLISHED ON A FLAT DRY PLAIN FROM WHICH ALL TREES HAVE BEEN REMOVED, A DEFENSIVE MEASURE TO DEPRIVE VIET CONG OF COVER IN AN ATTACK.

    THE PRISONERS WEAR TUNICS MARKED WITH THE LETTER T.B., TU BINH, VIETNAMESE FOR PRISONER OF WAR.

    CAMP ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDES TABLE-TENNIS AND A READING ROOM. THERE IS A REHABILITATION COURSE BUT SOUTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS REPORT THAT SINCE THE CAMP WAS BUILT TWO-AND-A-QUARTER YEARS AGO ONLY 27 INMATES HAD UNDERTAKEN TO GO THROUGH THE COURSE.

    THE PRISONERS ARE FED RICE AND SOUP AND EACH RECEIVES A SMALL SUM OF MONEY EACH DAY TO BUY MEAT, FISH AND VEGETABLES. SOME FOOD IS PRODUCED IN THE COMPOUND.

    THERE ARE 196 NORTH VIETNAMESE PRISONERS IN THE CAMP AND THEY ARE PERMITTED TO WRITE HOME REGULARLY. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRISONERS ARE PERMITTED TO RECEIVE VISITS FROM THEIR FAMILIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA56ENZA2ZCHEUCIASYHU8NV15
    Media URN:
    VLVAA56ENZA2ZCHEUCIASYHU8NV15
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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