• Short Summary

    PALACE GUARDS PRESENTED ARMS AS MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARRIVED AT SAIGON'S GIA LONG PALACE ON OCTOBER 31 TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE NEW SOUTH VIETNAMESE HEAD OF STATE, MR.

  • Description

    PALACE GUARDS PRESENTED ARMS AS MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARRIVED AT SAIGON'S GIA LONG PALACE ON OCTOBER 31 TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE NEW SOUTH VIETNAMESE HEAD OF STATE, MR. PHAN KHAC SUU.

    ELDER STATESMAN SUU, 61-YEAR-OLD CHAIRMAN OF THE HIGH NATIONAL COUNCIL, WAS SWORN IN ON OCTOBER 26. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE 'CARAVELLIST' GROUP WHO OPPOSED THE FORMER NGO DINH DIEM REGIME IN A MANIFESTO IN APRIL 1960.

    AN ENGINEER, SUU WAS FORMERLY A MINISTER UNDER EMPEROR BAO DAI AND IN DIEM'S FORMER CABINET. HE IS SHORT, STOUT AND BESPECTACLED WITH A PLEASANT SMILING FACE AND GREY HAIR. HE WAS IMPRISONED BY DIEM FOR HIS CONNECTION BOTH WITH THE CARAVELLISTS AND WITH THE ABORTIVE COUP OF NOVEMBER 1960.

    HE WAS RELEASED FRAIL AND ILL AFTER DIEM'S OVERTHROW AND HAS SINCE BEEN TRYING TO REGAIN HIS HEALTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIFUETMGE10JVXFN8EJ22PKBM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIFUETMGE10JVXFN8EJ22PKBM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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