• Short Summary

    THE CHOLON AREA OF SAIGON HAS BEEN ALMOST DESTROYED ENTIRELY IN THE LUNAR NEW YEAR FIGHTING, AND THE MORE RECENT VIET CONG OFFENSIVE.

  • Description

    THE CHOLON AREA OF SAIGON HAS BEEN ALMOST DESTROYED ENTIRELY IN THE LUNAR NEW YEAR FIGHTING, AND THE MORE RECENT VIET CONG OFFENSIVE. THIS WEEK VIET CONG GUERRILLAS FIRED MORE THAN 50 MORTAR ROUNDS IN THE DENSELY POPULATED CHINESE QUARTER OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, KILLING FIVE AND INJURING 27.

    THE HEAVEST TOLL FROM THE CHOLON FIGHTING HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN THE AMOUNT OF HOMELESS REFUGEES LEFT AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARED. YESTERDAY SOME OF THE REFUGEES BEGAN MAKING THEIR WAY BACK TO THEIR HOMES IN CHOLON, MOST OF THEM TO FACE A MASS OF SMOKING RUBBLE.

    THE PEOPLE WHO FLED THE AREA EARLIER CARRYING ALL THEIR MOVABLE POSSESSIONS GENERALLY HAVE FOUND LITTLE COMFORT WHEN THEY HAVE RETURNED. MOST OF THEM WILL BE FORCED TO MOVE INTO SOME OF THE MANY TEMPORARY REFUGEE QUARTERS THAT HAVE SPRUNG UP IN THE CITY IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS. OTHERS-THE MAJORITY-SLEEP IN THE STREETS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAY9WFOEH791AW373YTM4BHU1H
    Media URN:
    VLVAAY9WFOEH791AW373YTM4BHU1H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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