• Short Summary

    THIS VILLAGE ON THE OUTSKIRT OF SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, IS INFESTED WITH COMMUNIST VIETCONG AND THEIR SYMPHATISERS.

  • Description

    THIS VILLAGE ON THE OUTSKIRT OF SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, IS INFESTED WITH COMMUNIST VIETCONG AND THEIR SYMPHATISERS. IN THE VILLAGE IS A CAMP FOR THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY ENGINEERS, WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN MAKING EXTENSIONS TO SCHOOLS AND PLAYGROUNDS.

    WHILE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT FORCES ARE LAUNCHING ATTACKS ON NEARBY VIETCONG STRONGHOLDS, THE ENGINEERS, WHO ARE ALSO BUILDING ROADS AND BRIDGES, GO ABOUT THEIR WORK UNPERTURBED. THEY ARE BEING ASSISTED BY LOCAL WORKMEN.

    THE CONSTRUCTION WORK WHICH THEY ARE CARRYING OUT, IS PART OF THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT AID TO WAR-TORN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE ENGINEERS, DRAWN FROM VARIOUS UNITS OF THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY, HAVE SO FAR CONSTRUCTED FIVE NEW BRIDGES AND HAVE REBUILT SEVERAL OTHERS THAT WERE SABOTAGED BY THE VIETCONG.

    A MEMBER OF THEIR TEAM ALWAYS STANDS GUARD WITH A RIFLE AT THE READY. THE ENGINEERS ARE ALSO BUILDING A ROW OF LOW-COST HOUSES WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED SHORTLY TO ACCOMMODATE VILLAGERS LIVING IN TUBERCULOSIS-RIDDLED AREAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADI3TQOGFOHS4LTHTWNSU9A3H2
    Media URN:
    VLVADI3TQOGFOHS4LTHTWNSU9A3H2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1964
    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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