• Short Summary

    SAIGON'S SIDEWALK CAFES MAY WELL BE THE NEXT BATTLEFRONT FOR SOUTH VIETNAM'S YOUNG MILITARY REGIME.?

  • Description

    SAIGON'S SIDEWALK CAFES MAY WELL BE THE NEXT BATTLEFRONT FOR SOUTH VIETNAM'S YOUNG MILITARY REGIME. IN THESE CAFES, THE CITY'S YOUNG INTELLECTUALS DISCUSS THE WAR AT LENGTH, BUT DO LITTLE TO FIGHT IT -- EXCEPT WITH WORDS. THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT IS NOW TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THAT THE LEISURE CLASS TAKES A MORE POSITIVE AND ACTIVE PART IN THE STRUGGLE.

    THE TWIST, WHICH HAS GROWN INTO A NATIONAL PASTIME SINCE THE FALL OF THE DIEM REGIME, IS NOW BANNED. MEANWHILE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, THE LONG DRAWN OUT TASK OF FIGHTING THE VIETCONG GOES ON RELENTLESSLY DAY AND NIGHT. BUT THE TROOPS IN THE FIELD URGENTLY REQUIRE REINFORCEMENTS, SO THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO BUILD UP ITS RESERVE FORCES WITH PEOPLE FROM THE CITY. FOR THE FIRST TIME, MEN BETWEEN 20 AND 45 WILL BE DRAFTED. THOSE WHO DO NOT SERVE IN THE ARMY WILL BE PUT INTO CIVIL DEFENCE UNITS. STUDENTS WILL ATTEND TRAINING CAMPS DURING THE SUMMER, BEFORE THEY ARE DRAFTED IN THE AUTUMN AFTER GRADUATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB0QH5QL67BQNQJ1S9P8ZCGW4X
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0QH5QL67BQNQJ1S9P8ZCGW4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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