• Short Summary

    A THOUSAND STRONG FUNERAL PROCESSION MADE ITS WAY SLOWLY THROUGH A RAMSHACKLE TENAMENT SECTION OF SAIGON ON WEDNESDAY TO BURY AN ENTIRE FAMILY OF EIGHT KILLED IN MONDAY'S VIET-CONG ROCKET ATTACK ON THE CITY.

  • Description

    A THOUSAND STRONG FUNERAL PROCESSION MADE ITS WAY SLOWLY THROUGH A RAMSHACKLE TENAMENT SECTION OF SAIGON ON WEDNESDAY TO BURY AN ENTIRE FAMILY OF EIGHT KILLED IN MONDAY'S VIET-CONG ROCKET ATTACK ON THE CITY.

    IN ALL ELEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED ON MONDAY WHEN THE VIET-CONG FIRED ROCKETS INTO THE TEAMING DOCKSIDE SLUMS. THIRTY HOUSES WERE BURNT TO THE GROUND.

    SELF DEFENCE POLITICAL AND CIVILIAN UNITS HEADED THE FUNERAL. THEY HELD BANNERS CONDEMNING THE VIET-CONG ATTACKS.

    THOUSANDS MORE CROWDED STREET AND BALCONIES TO WATCH AS THE MOURNERS SURGED AROUND THE OPEN LORRIES CARRYING THE EIGHT COFFINS.

    SINCE THE MARCH 3RD ATTACKS THE VIET CONG HAVE AGAIN BLASTED THE CITY WITH SIX FOOT (2 METRES) ROCKETS. YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THEY FIRED A TEN SECOND BARRAGE WHICH KILLED AT LEAST 22 AND WOUNDED 43 OTHERS. SIXTEEN OF THOSE KILLED WERE IN ONE HOUSE RIPPED APART BY A SINGLE ROCKET. ONLY HOURS BEFORE U.S. DEFENCE SECRETARY MELVIN LAIRD WAS DUE TO ARRIVE IN SOUTH VIETNAM FOR AN-ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION.

    YESTERDAYS ATTACK MARKED THE 13TH SUCCESSIVE NIGHT OF VIET CONG. SHELLING OF SOUTH VIETNAMS TOWNS AND MILITARY BASES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8ZG6H7RZAYJ2POZTC8Z40RV4
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8ZG6H7RZAYJ2POZTC8Z40RV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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