• Short Summary

    PUBLIC EXECUTION PLACES ARE BEING ERECTED IN SAIGON AND OTHER SOUTH VIETNAMESE CITIES.THIS FOLLOWS A?

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD LOOKING AT EXECUTION SITE, PAN TO EXECUTION BAY
    0.09

    2.
    GV PAN, CROWD (LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN)
    0.14

    3.
    MV POLICEMAN EDGING CHILDREN BACK
    0.21

    4.
    MV CHILDREN
    0.23

    5.
    GV EXECUTION SPOT CROWED IN BACKGROUND
    0.26

    6.
    MV & CU NEWSMEN ON ALL NIGHT VIGIL SITTING AND DOZING ON SEAT (3 SHOTS)
    0.34

    7.
    SV & CU NEWSMEN SLEEPING ON GROUND WAITING FOR DAWN
    0.42

    8.
    MV NEWSMAN DOZING ON SEAT (DAWN)
    0.45

    9.
    CU STREET FOOD VENDOR BUSY
    0.51

    10.
    MV GIRL ON HAUNCHES WAITING
    0.54

    11.
    CU MAN ON BENCH WAITING
    0.56

    12.
    LV EXECUTION SPOT WITH TRAFFIC
    1.02


    PUBLIC EXECUTION PLACE BEING PREPARED.




    Initials DE/S/JF/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PUBLIC EXECUTION PLACES ARE BEING ERECTED IN SAIGON AND OTHER SOUTH VIETNAMESE CITIES.THIS FOLLOWS A NEW ORDER ISSUED BY MILITARY LEADERS WHO, A WEEK AGO, TOOK OVER CONTROL FROM THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.IN THE CAPITAL CITY A SANDBAG PARAPET HAS BEEN ERECTED IN THE CENTRAL MARKET SQUARE.

    ON WEDNESDAY A CROWD GATHERED IN THE SQUARE AFTER REPORTS WERE CIRCULATED THAT FIVE CAPTURED VIETCONG WERE TO BE PUBLICLY EXECUTED THERE.NO EXACT TIME FOR THE EXECUTION WAS ANNOUNCED - SO NEWSMEN STAYED AT THE SITE ALL NIGHT - BUT AT DAWN NONE OF THE PRISONERS HAD BEEN BROUGHT OUT.

    THE DECISION TO CARRY OUT THE EXECUTIONS PUBLICLY IS SEEN IN SAIGON AS A WARNING THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF TEN GENERALS WOULD SHOW NO MERCY TO TERRORISTS OR OTHERS DISRUPTING THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACJL839ATPXRZWS28NI9232ZW8
    Media URN:
    VLVACJL839ATPXRZWS28NI9232ZW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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