• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE MOURNERS GATHERED IN SAIGON OCTOBER 20 TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS AT THE BHUDDIST FUNERAL OF COLONEL HOANG THUY NAM, WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND FLOATING DOWN THE SAIGON RIVER ON OCTOBER 17.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE MOURNERS GATHERED IN SAIGON OCTOBER 20 TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS AT THE BHUDDIST FUNERAL OF COLONEL HOANG THUY NAM, WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND FLOATING DOWN THE SAIGON RIVER ON OCTOBER 17.

    AMONG THOSE WHO WALKED IN THE LONG FUNERAL PROCESSION WERE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT, HIGH-RANKING ARMY OFFICERS AND MANY OTHER OFFICIALS.

    COLONEL NAM, WHO WAS HEAD OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE LIAISON MISSION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION, WAS KIDNAPPED ON OCTOBER 1 WHEN HE WAS LEAVING HIS FARM, 10 MILES OUTSIDE SAIGON. HIS CAR WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN STOPPED ON THE ROAD BY TWO MEN OF THE COMMUNIST VIET-CONG FORCES AND TAKEN TO A HIDEOUT.

    THERE WAS NO FURTHER NEWS OF COLONEL NAM, UNTIL HIS CORPSE - WITH THE HANDS CUT OFF - WAS DISCOVERED IN THE RIVER.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADLBCYNZOZM4G2F7TX0EIN7XEN
    Media URN:
    VLVADLBCYNZOZM4G2F7TX0EIN7XEN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment