• Short Summary

    Nearly one million people have been displaced from their homes by the fighting in South Vietnam these past three weeks.

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    GV boatload of refugees arrive
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    GV refugees crowded onto same boat
    11 ft

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    GV large crowd on dockside
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    GV workmen on boat mooring boat to dock
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    SV refugees climbing out of boat
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    GV relatives of refugees among large crowd helping unload belongings
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    CU soldiers face ordering refugees to disembark
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    GV crowd helping refugees unload belongings
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    GV second fishing boat arriving with refugees on board
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    GV crowds along edge of pier (2 shots)
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    GV young refugees out of second boat helped by others
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    GV crowd of refugees sorting out belongings on boat
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    GV crowd on pier taking assortment belongings (firewood and bags) from refugees on boat
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    GV refugee lifting bicycle from boat above crowds heads one deports
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    GV pan top view huge crowed at pier
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nearly one million people have been displaced from their homes by the fighting in South Vietnam these past three weeks.

    On Monday (24 March), thousands of refugees from Quang Tri Province made their way by boat at Danang, some 620 miles (1,040 kms) north of Saigon.

    They were an estimated 600,000 people who have fled their homes in Quang Tri, which was abandoned by government troops last week, and the city of Hue, left isolated by Communist successes.

    Danang, South Vietnam's second Largest city, is already crammed with more than 300,000 refugees from Thua Then province, whose capital. As due, and an estimated 100,000 others from Tam Ky and Quang ???gei to the south.

    More refugees are expected to arrive in this coastal city, as the Saigon government's main aim now is to organise a fleet of ships to evacuate to the refugees in the north to Danang.

    But Danang's defences have already been weakened recently when paratroops who had been guarding its southwestern side were withdrawn to the south.

    The city itself is not reported to be surrounded on three sides by Communist troops and by the South China Sea on the east.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAIJ18VDZNFWBRTG5J7TZK57W1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIJ18VDZNFWBRTG5J7TZK57W1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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