Members of an international commission surveying civilian targets allegedly hit in American bombing raids on North Vietnam, visited a damaged hospital in hanoi on August 4.
SV PAN Members of commission enter Bac Mai Hospital in Hanoi
SCU PAN Mr. Mr. Ramsey clark (RIGHT) walks along corridor
SV Commission members look at wrecked hospital ward.
SCU North Vietnamese talks with commission member
CU Debris, damaged shutters and wheelchair (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM Wounded spinning mill worker in bed to members of commission watching and taking notes (3 shots)
Initials BB/2300 DF/MR/BB/2330
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Background: Members of an international commission surveying civilian targets allegedly hit in American bombing raids on North Vietnam, visited a damaged hospital in hanoi on August 4.
North Vietnamese officials claimed that an American aircraft ???mbad the Bac Mai Hospital last July 8, causing damage and injuries.
Among the commission members who visited the Bac Mai Hospital and spoke to staff and patients was Mr. Ramsey Clark, the United States Attorney General under President Johnson.
Mr. Clark is reported to have told a North Vietnamese investigator that there was absolutely no excuse for bombing North Vietnam and that it should stop immediately.
Mr. Clark and other commission members from six countries later visited the Hansen Hospital in Thai Binh provinces, which North Vietnamese officials say was hit by eight bombs on July 31. It is alleged that three patients were killed.