• Short Summary

    A group of former South Vietnamese servicemen who were badly wounded while fighting alongside United States troops north of Saigon demonstrated in the South Vietnam capital on Saturday ( 6 March) in an attempt to get pensions.

  • Description

    A group of former South Vietnamese servicemen who were badly wounded while fighting alongside United States troops north of Saigon demonstrated in the South Vietnam capital on Saturday ( 6 March) in an attempt to get pensions. These had been refused because the servicemen had fought under United States command. The group demonstrated outside the National Assembly in Saigon and threatened to burn themselves with petrol if the South Vietnam Government did not help them. They ended the day with a promise from President Nguyen Van Thieu that they would each get a pension of six dollars (about 50 shillings sterling) a month.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1SODW1URPLC88JGJHC733J23
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1SODW1URPLC88JGJHC733J23
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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