• Short Summary

    IN A MASSIVE MILITARY BUILD-UP IN SOUTH VIETNAM A FURTHER 135,000 MEN ARE BEING DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY BRINGING THE STRENGTH OF THE COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES UP TO 815,000.

  • Description

    IN A MASSIVE MILITARY BUILD-UP IN SOUTH VIETNAM A FURTHER 135,000 MEN ARE BEING DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY BRINGING THE STRENGTH OF THE COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES UP TO 815,000. THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAINING IS NOW BEING GIVEN TO ALL MALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 45.

    THE ARMED FORCES BUILD-UP WAS ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK IN A NATION-WIDE RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCAST BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE RESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU, AND HE DECLARED THAT, "WE WILL NOT LET COMMUNISTS WIN THIS YEAR, OR ANY OTHER YEAR."
    STUDENTS HAVE BEEN DRAFTED FOR A THREE-WEEK TRAINING COURSE TO ENABLE THEM TO FIGHT IN DEFENCE OF SAIGON SHOULD THERE BE ANY FURTHER ATTACK SIMILAR TO THAT LAUNCHED DURING THE SO-CALLED TET OFFENSIVE.

    THE UNITED STATES IS TO UNDERTAKE THE EQUIPPING OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS THIS YEAR -- BEFORE THE START OF THE RECENT BUILD-UP THERE WERE 340,000 MEN IN THE REGULAR ARMY, AND A SIMILAR NUMBER IN THE REGIONAL FORCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEIF2P8YEL4TEQ333JSGRTGOZB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIF2P8YEL4TEQ333JSGRTGOZB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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