• Short Summary

    With no let-up in the intensity of fighting, the morbid business of undertakers continues to flourish in South Vietnam, particularly at the Armed Forces' Cemetery in Bien Hoa.

  • Description

    With no let-up in the intensity of fighting, the morbid business of undertakers continues to flourish in South Vietnam, particularly at the Armed Forces' Cemetery in Bien Hoa.

    There is no an acute shortage of grave-diggers.

    With more fighting anticipated--this time closer than even to Bien Hoa, which is 12 miles (19 kilometres) north of Saigon, the situation is unlikely to get better.

    Before the renewed upsurge in fighting late least year, the number of military burials at the Bien Hoa cemetery averaged 30 a day; now the figure has shot up to nearly 70.

    Yet, not all those killed in battles are buried in the cemetery, even though it is available for Service dead from the whole country. Many of those killed on the battlefields cannot be recovered.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB29PTGHZMU9KOKPXQ2T5JYJPB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB29PTGHZMU9KOKPXQ2T5JYJPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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