• Short Summary

    AFTER A WEEKEND OF FESTIVE CHAOS WITH HUGE CROWDS JAMMING STREETS TO SEE THE SCENE OF LAST WEEK'S LIGHTING COUP D'ETAT STAGED BY THE ARMED FORCES AND THE RUINS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, THE STREETS WERE BACK TO NORMAL RUN OF TRAFFIC.

  • Description

    AFTER A WEEKEND OF FESTIVE CHAOS WITH HUGE CROWDS JAMMING STREETS TO SEE THE SCENE OF LAST WEEK'S LIGHTING COUP D'ETAT STAGED BY THE ARMED FORCES AND THE RUINS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, THE STREETS WERE BACK TO NORMAL RUN OF TRAFFIC.

    EXUBERANT CROWDS OF SEVERAL THOUSAND YOUTHS ON A SPREE OF ARSON AND LOOTING, DAMAGED SHOPS OWNED BY EX-PRESIDENT DIEM'S BROTHER, CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP NGO DINH THUC, WHO IS AT PRESENT IN ROME.

    DURING THE FIERCE FIGHTING, ABOUT 400 PEOPLE HAVE DIED.

    AS A NEW ERA IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S HISTORY OPENED FOLLOWING THE COUP, THOUSDANDS OF BUDDHISTS SWARMED INTO THE MAIN PAGODAS OF SAIGON FOR TEARFUL REUNIONS WITH MONKS FREED BY THE REBELS.

    SCORES OF WOMEN DISTRIBUTED FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS, SPECIALLY PREPARED AT HOME TO THE SOLDIERS GUARDING THE PALACE. SOME YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS WENT ABOUT SEEKING AUTOGRAPHS OF THEIR HEROES.

    CONFLICT BETWEEN BUDDHISTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LATE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT PROVIDED THE SPARK FOR THE EXPLOSION THAT FINALLY TOPPLED THE PRESIDENT.

    MEANWHILE, THE MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE, HEADED BY GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH, WHO LED THE COUP, ANNOUNCED A NEW CIVILIAN AND MILITARY GOVERNMENT HEADED BY THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN NGOC THO, WHO BECOMES PRIME MINISTER.

    ACCORDING TO A PROVISIONAL CONSTITUTION, THE COUNTRY REMAINS A REPUBLIC BUT THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT REST FOR THE TIME BEING IN THE HANDS OF THE MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE.

    MYSTERY STILL SURROUNDS THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE BODIES OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS BROTHER NGO DINH NHU. HOSPITAL SOURCES SAID THE BODIES HAD DISAPPEARED DURING THE NIGHT (NOVEMBER 4).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8A6E3EG0T2HL3IG0281QC25H
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8A6E3EG0T2HL3IG0281QC25H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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