• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, WHO ARRIVED IN SAIGON EIGHT HOURS LATE?

  • Description

    1.
    MLS McNAMARA AND PARTY WALKING DOWN PLANE
    8 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS LEFT TO RIGHT: McNAMARA, LODGE AND TRAN VAN DON
    12 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS THEY ENTERING AIRPORT RECEPTION ROOM
    15 1/2 ft

    4.
    LS FLAG
    17 ft

    5.
    MS McNAMARA, DUONG VAN MINH AND OTHERS INSIDE ARMY HEADQUARTERS (2 SHOTS)
    28 ft

    6.
    MS GUARDS OUTSIDE DOOR
    30 ft

    7.
    MLS CONFERENCE IN SESSION
    32 ft

    8.
    MS PREMIER NGUYEN NGO THO (PAN TO) DUONG
    34 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS OTHER VIETNAMESE LEADERS
    35 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS DUONG (PAN TO) McNAMARA
    42 ft

    11.
    MS McNAMARA, LODGE (PAN TO) HARKINS
    45 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, WHO ARRIVED IN SAIGON EIGHT HOURS LATE FROM PARIS ON DECEMBER 19, WAS IMMEDIATELY BRIEFED ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION.

    AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME HIM WERE SOUTH VIETNAM'S MAJOR GENERAL TRAN VAN DON, MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE AND CHIEF OF THE JOINT GENERAL STAFF, U. S. AMBASSADOR HENRY CABOT LODGE AND GENERAL PAUL HARKINS, AMERICAN MILITARY ASSISTANCE CHIEF.

    MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, WHO WAS HERE LATE SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR, SPENT DECEMBER 20 IN CONFERENCE WITH VIETNAMESE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LEADERS.

    USUALLY RELIABLE SOURCES SAID THE DEFENCE SECRETARY GAVE THE VIETNAMESE LEADERS STRONG ASSURANCES THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL NOT WITHDRAW ITS SUPPORT FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

    BEFORE RETURNING TO WASHINGTON AFTER A TWO-DAY VISIT TO SAIGON, MR. McNAMARA SAID HE WAS "OPTIMISTIC" ABOUT THE PROGRESS THAT COULD BE MADE AGAINST COMMUNISM IN THE COMING YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACC9W64UKH5JGN4UV97KQTU2YS
    Media URN:
    VLVACC9W64UKH5JGN4UV97KQTU2YS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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