• Short Summary

    IN RESPONSE TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S CALL FOR WOMEN TO JOIN THE ARMY, A BATCH OF 152 WOMEN BETWEEN 18 AND 35 YEARS OF AGE BECAME RECRUITS IN SAIGON, FORMING PART OF 1,500 WOMEN CHOSEN FOR THE FIRST COURSE IN PARA-MILITARY TRAINING.

  • Description

    IN RESPONSE TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S CALL FOR WOMEN TO JOIN THE ARMY, A BATCH OF 152 WOMEN BETWEEN 18 AND 35 YEARS OF AGE BECAME RECRUITS IN SAIGON, FORMING PART OF 1,500 WOMEN CHOSEN FOR THE FIRST COURSE IN PARA-MILITARY TRAINING. THE GIRLS CHOSEN HAVE ALL HAD SECONDARY EDUCATION. THIS BATCH WAS SEEN OFF BY RELATIVES.

    AT A TRAINING CAMP IN DA LOC DISTRICT IN THE NORTHERN QUANG NAM PROVINCE, THE TWO-MONTH COURSE INCLUDES BASIC MILITARY TRAINING, SPORTS, FIRST AID, CIVICS, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE. DURING TRAINING THEY RECEIVE NO PAY. AFTER TRAINING, THEY WILL BE GIVEN ARMS AND JOIN THE LOCAL MILITIA OF THEIR VILLAGES TO FIGHT THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAECOTIAM29KWNDL8BCWGI2VDLG
    Media URN:
    VLVAECOTIAM29KWNDL8BCWGI2VDLG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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