• Short Summary

    JOURNALISTS COVERING THE VIETNAM HOSTILITIES HAVE BEEN ALLOWED IN TO SEE THE 900 WOMEN PRISONERS IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRISONERS OF WAR CAMP AT QUI NONH.

  • Description

    JOURNALISTS COVERING THE VIETNAM HOSTILITIES HAVE BEEN ALLOWED IN TO SEE THE 900 WOMEN PRISONERS IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRISONERS OF WAR CAMP AT QUI NONH.

    UGLY COILS OF BARBED WIRE TOWERING SIX FEET (TWO METRES) HIGH, SURROUND THE CAMP WHERE 900 VIET CONG WOMEN PRISONERS ARE INTERNED.

    FOR THEM THE SHOOTING WAS IS OVER, BUT THE BATTLE IS CARRIED ON IN OTHER WAYS. THE WOMEN, MOSTLY ATTRACTIVE GIRLS IN THEIR TWENTIES, REFUSE TO WORK FOR THEIR CAPTORS.

    CAMP COMMANDER MAJOR PHAN HUU HAU SAID: "THEY ARE FIGHTING AGAINST US EVEN NOW IN THEIR OWN WAY".

    THE CAMP, 11 MILES (17 KILOMETRES) NORTH OF QUI NONH WAS BUILT IN 1967.

    AS THE JOURNALISTS VISITED THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES RELEASED 88 VIET CONG PRISONERS - 63 OF THEM WOMEN - AS A HUMANITARIAN GESTURE. THE RELEASE CAME THREE DAYS BEFORE SOUTH VIETNAM'S NATIONAL DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADNMXUXHFX4AK0RYW2J0JQBK7E
    Media URN:
    VLVADNMXUXHFX4AK0RYW2J0JQBK7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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