• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES AIRBORNE TROOPS HAVE RELEASED TEN PEOPLE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN HELD PRISONER BY THE VIET CONG FOR MORE THAN A YEAR IN DENSE MOUNTAIN JUNGLE IN PHU YEN PROVINCE.

  • Description

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    MV OLD WOMAN HELPED FROM AIRCRAFT
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    2.
    MV YOUNG BOY OUT OF AIRCRAFT
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    MV VIETNAMESE WOMAN BEING HELD BY WHITE WOMAN PAN. UP TO OTHERS FROM AIRCRAFT
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    MV OLD MAN DITTO
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    5.
    MV WALKING ACROSS TARMAC
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    6.
    MV GROUP INTERVIEWED
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    CU ONE PAN TO ANOTHER
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    8.
    MV GROUP
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    9.
    MV OLD MAN SHOWS ARM TO REPORTERS
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    10.
    MV GROUP WAIT IN VAN
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: UNITED STATES AIRBORNE TROOPS HAVE RELEASED TEN PEOPLE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN HELD PRISONER BY THE VIET CONG FOR MORE THAN A YEAR IN DENSE MOUNTAIN JUNGLE IN PHU YEN PROVINCE.

    THE AMERICAN TROOPS WERE LED TO THE PRISON CAMP BY A SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIER.

    THE TEN PRISONERS WERE FLOWN TO SAIGON FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION.

    A BRITISH REPORTER ON THE SPOT WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE THE ONLY REMAINDERS OF TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE HELD BY THE VIET CONG IN THE CAMP.

    HE REPORTED THAT WHEN THEY WERE FOUND THEY WERE TO WEAK TO MOVE, AND IT WAS FURTHER ALLEGED ONE OF THE HA BEEN BEATEN TO SENSELESSNESS.

    THE REPORTER SAID THE PRISONERS OF THE CAMP WERE ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN TRIED BY THE VIET CONG ON CHARGES OF WORKING FOR SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES.

    HE WAS ALSO TOLD THAT SEVENTY INMATES HAD DIED OF STARVATION AND TWENTY HAD BEEN BEATEN TO DEATH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZ3QU5TF9KL6UIMYCCO3OJ5E7
    Media URN:
    VLVABZ3QU5TF9KL6UIMYCCO3OJ5E7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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