• Short Summary

    A plaque was laid at the Gif-sur-Yvette villa outside Paries, France, on Saturday (March 31) to commemorate talks there between the Viet Cong provisional government of South Vietnam and the United States.

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    SV Sign & GV Building at Gif-sur-Yvette (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV PAN Xuan Thuy greeted by Duclos
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    GV PAN Garden
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    MV Boarded windows
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    SV Duclos unveils plaque PAN others applauding
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    CU Plaque GVs & CUs Duclos speaks as others listen (B shots)
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    Plaque-laying ceremony at Gif-sur-Yvette villa; North Vietnamese negotiator Xuan Thuy at ceremony with senior French communist Party official Duclos; Duclos addressing audience.




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    Background: A plaque was laid at the Gif-sur-Yvette villa outside Paries, France, on Saturday (March 31) to commemorate talks there between the Viet Cong provisional government of South Vietnam and the United States. The ceremony was presided over by M. Jacques Ducloes, a senior French Communist Party official. A similar ceremony took place later in the day at another villa in the Paris suburbs of Choisy-Roi where the Viet Cong delegation had lived during the talks.

    SYNOPSIS: The villa outside Paris, in France, where United States and Viet Cong representatives met during the Vietnam peace talks, was commemorated for all time on Saturday with the laying of a plaque. North Vietnam's permanent Paris negotiator, Xuan Thuy, was there with Jacques Duclos, a senior French Communist Party official. The villa, at Gif-sur-Yvette, is owned by the Party.

    It was here that most of the meetings between the Untied States and the Viet Cong provisional government of South Vietnam took place up to the peace agreement in February. And following this ceremony, a similar commemoration took place a few miles away at another villa in Choisy-le-Roi where the Viet Cong delegation lived during the talks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA6OUFJQPS68TK1OBG1KY04GHV
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6OUFJQPS68TK1OBG1KY04GHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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