• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU OF SOUTH VIETNAM LAUNCHED THE COUNTRY'S NEW CIVIL DEFENCE ARMAMENT SCHEME AT A CEREMONY IN SAIGON LAST SUNDAY (AUGUST 11).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU OF SOUTH VIETNAM LAUNCHED THE COUNTRY'S NEW CIVIL DEFENCE ARMAMENT SCHEME AT A CEREMONY IN SAIGON LAST SUNDAY (AUGUST 11). THE PRESIDENT HANDED OUT RIFLES TO A GROUP OF HOME GUARDS.

    THE CEREMONY WAS HELD IN THE CITY'S MAIN SQUARE. THE COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM, GENERAL CREIGHTON ABRAMS, WAS PRESENT. SPEAKING ABOUT THE VIETCONG, THE PRESIDENT SAID THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET MORE THAN A COMPANY SIZED PARTY OF MEN INTO SAIGON IF THEY LAUNCHED A NEW OFFENSIVE.

    PRESIDENT THIEU CLAIMED THAT IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR THE VIETCONG TO ATTACK THE CAPITAL "BECAUSE GOVERNMENT FORCES CAN THROW THEM BACK."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA7NN952HCDO5AF0LXIDQGZVGW
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7NN952HCDO5AF0LXIDQGZVGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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