• Short Summary

    TEN THOUSAND STUDENTS IN SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM, ARE NOW ARMED WITH RIFLES AND SUB-MARINE GUNS TO AID IN THE DEFENCE OF THE CAPITAL AGAINST FUTURE ATTACKS.

  • Description

    TEN THOUSAND STUDENTS IN SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM, ARE NOW ARMED WITH RIFLES AND SUB-MARINE GUNS TO AID IN THE DEFENCE OF THE CAPITAL AGAINST FUTURE ATTACKS. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY PRESIDED OVER AN 'ARMING-THE-STUDENT' CEREMONY ON SATURDAY (11 MAY).

    THE STUDENTS, WHO HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING MILITARY TRAINING AT THEIR COLLEGES DURING THE PAST MONTH, WILL FORM TWO REGIMENTS - UNDER VICE-PRESIDENT KY - TO GUARD PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

    THEY TOOK UP ARMS FOLLOWING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVAL OF A GENERAL MOBILISATION BILL WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE CALL-UP OF MEN BETWEEN 18 AND 38. THOSE BETWEEN 39 AND 50, AND TEENAGERS, ARE LIABLE FOR CIVIL DEFENCE DUTIES. PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU REQUESTED EMERGENCY APPROVAL OF THE GENERAL MOBILISATION TO PUT HIS COUNTRY ON WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS 'A FULL WAR FOOTING' EARLY LAST MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACHN7AYANAQO6JU1ATW6AKARZN
    Media URN:
    VLVACHN7AYANAQO6JU1ATW6AKARZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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