• Short Summary

    IN VIEW OF INCREASED VIETCONG ACTIVITIES IN SAIGON, STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL.

  • Description

    IN VIEW OF INCREASED VIETCONG ACTIVITIES IN SAIGON, STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL. THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IS HEAVILY GUARDED FOLLOWING A CALL BY THE COMMUNIST-BACKED VIETCONG FOR THE KILLING OF AMERICANS WHICH HAS BEEN SET DOWN FOR CELEBRATION OF ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT TODAY (MONDAY) -- POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIETCONG -- FIVE YEARS AGO.

    GROUPS OF ARMED VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS ARE PATROLLING THE STREETS FOLLOWING THREE VIETCONG BOMB ATTACKS IN SAIGON FOR THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS--DECEMBER 16-18. TWO OF THE ATTACKS WERE ON AN AMERICAN BILLET IN SAIGON WHICH INJURED 17 AMERICAN PERSONNEL, ONE SERIOUSLY.

    THE LATEST WAS ON SATURDAY -- ON A POLICE STATION OF THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CAPITAL. VIETCONG GUERRILLAS LAUNCHED A FIVE-MINUTE BARRAGE OF GRENADES AND SUB-MACHINE GUNFIRE. ABOUT 50 POLICE INSIDE THE STATION FIRED BACK AND FORCED THE ATTACKERS TO WITHDRAW. NO ONE WAS REPORTED WOUNDED.

    THE ATTACK CAME ONLY HOURS AFTER THE UNITED STATES COMMAND CLAMPED A DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW ON ALL AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN SAIGON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABR9I3XO5XU73P7D6HFB3F6WVE
    Media URN:
    VLVABR9I3XO5XU73P7D6HFB3F6WVE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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