• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY FLEW TO THE NORTHERN CITY OF HUE ON SATURDAY TO CELEBRATE VICTORIES BY GOVERNMENT TROOPS AGAINST THE VIET CONG AND AGAINST THE DISSIDENT BUDDHISTS WHO UNTIL RECENTLY WERE CAUSING A MAJOR THREAT TO HIS MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY FLEW TO THE NORTHERN CITY OF HUE ON SATURDAY TO CELEBRATE VICTORIES BY GOVERNMENT TROOPS AGAINST THE VIET CONG AND AGAINST THE DISSIDENT BUDDHISTS WHO UNTIL RECENTLY WERE CAUSING A MAJOR THREAT TO HIS MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

    AIR VICE-MARSHAL KY'S VISIT TO HUE WAS SEEN BY LOCAL OFFICIALS AS CROWNING THE GOVERNMENT OPERATION TO RESTORE ITS AUTHORITY IN THE CITY, WHICH INVOLVED THE USE OF MORE THAN 2,500 TROOPS AND RIOT POLICE. HE DROVE THROUGH STREETS IN WHICH THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT BANNERS OF TWO WEEKS AGO HAD BEEN REPLACED BY FLAGS AND STREAMERS CELEBRATING A RECENT VICTORY AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

    IN TWO SPEECHES THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER CALLED FOR THE LOYALTY OF THE LOCAL POPULATION TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH, HE SAID, WOULD KEEP ITS PLEDGE TO HOLD GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE AUTUMN. AS HE REVIEWED SEVERAL HUNDRED TROOPS GOVERNMENT FORCES APPEARED TO BE FIRMLY IN CONTROL OF HUE FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE BUDDHIST-LED AGITATION. IN A SPEECH AFTER THE REVIEW KY SAID HIS GOVERNMENT NEVER PLANNED TO REPRESS ANY RELIGIOUS GROUP. HE ADDED: "THE STRONG MEASURE WE HAVE JUST APPLIED HERE HAVE ONLY ONE PURPOSE - TO ACHIEVE THE SECURITY OF THE AREA AND THE HAPPINESS OF THE PEOPLE".

    DURING THE MILITARY REVIEW THE VICTORIOUS SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS WERE GARLANDED BY SCHOOLGIRLS. THE PRIME MINISTER BROUGHT 50 TRUCKS OF RICE TO HUE - A COMMODITY WHICH HAD BEEN IN SHORT SUPPLY WHILE THE CITY WAS SEALED OFF BY GOVERNMENT TROOPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABCFM1FSBKHK73RAPKNJX8XIXL
    Media URN:
    VLVABCFM1FSBKHK73RAPKNJX8XIXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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