• Short Summary

    A PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HELD AT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NATIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON ON THURSDAY TO ENABLE NEWSMEN TO INTERVIEW THREE VIET CONG CAPTURED EARLIER THIS MONTH WHILE TRYING TO BLOW UP ONE OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY QUARTERS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT..CONFERENCE ROOM
    0.05

    2.
    THREE VIET CONG PRISONERS BROUGHT INTO ROOM
    0.10

    3.
    CU PAN..FROM NGUYEN ANH TUAN TO TRAN DINH HAI, AND VO KE
    0.20

    4.
    SV POLICE AND OTHERS
    0.24

    5.
    TV NEWSMEN TALKS TO THE 3 MEN (3 SHOTS)
    0.39

    6.
    LV TANK ON WHEELS IS BROUGHT INTO ROOM
    0.47

    7.
    CU MAN LOOKS AT TANK
    0.56

    8.
    SV BOX WHICH CONTAINED EXPLOSIVES
    1.00

    9.
    SV & CU CAPTURED ARMS
    1.04

    10.
    GV PRISONERS LEAVE ROOM
    1.11


    THE THREE VIET CONG PRISONERS WITH POLICE AND NEWSMEN, AND THE CARRIER THEY USED FOR EXPLOSIVES.




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    Background: A PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HELD AT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NATIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON ON THURSDAY TO ENABLE NEWSMEN TO INTERVIEW THREE VIET CONG CAPTURED EARLIER THIS MONTH WHILE TRYING TO BLOW UP ONE OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY QUARTERS. THE THREE MEN FACE THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THEIR ACTION.

    WHEN ARRESTED, THE THREE MEN ARE SAID TO HAVE HAD A HIGHLY DETAILED PLAN OF SABOTAGE. WITH THEM WAS A KIND OF WATERCART, VIRTUALLY A TANK ON WHEELS, CONCEALING ABOUT 250 POUNDS (112 KILOGRAMS) OF EXPLOSIVES AND A NUMBER OF PISTOLS.. THEY'RE ALLEGED TO HAVE INTENDED TO DETONATE THE EXPLOSIVES NEAR AN AMERICAN BILLET WITH A TIME FUSE.

    THE THREE MEN TOLD THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE THAT IT WAS AMERICANS THEY INTENDED TO KILL, AND NOT VIETNAMESE. IF RELEASED, THEY WOULD GO ON PLOTTING TO KILL AMERICANS, THEY SAID. THEY WERE ARRESTED AFTER THE SAIGON POLICE HAD LEARNED OF THEIR PLAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACLTYOZK05DK7PZDR4P77A3KGI
    Media URN:
    VLVACLTYOZK05DK7PZDR4P77A3KGI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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