United States' military forces are being withdrawn from South Vietnam in ever increasing numbers, in President Richard Nixon's bid to bring the war to an end.
GV PAN Bidders enter building
CU sign "Sales Office"
SV INT Bidders checking lots
CU U.S. officer announce lots
GV Truck carrying scrap comes into Long Binh
SV Troops unload shell cases from truck (2 shots)
SV Another truck arrives
GTV Tanks and armoured cars on junk heap (3 shots)
SV Crane past camera
SV Crane lifts scrap (4 shots)
CU Crane drops metal into compressor
SV Crane operator
SV Lid onto compressor
SV Compressor opened
CU PAN Crane operator
SV Compressed metal bales
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Background: United States' military forces are being withdrawn from South Vietnam in ever increasing numbers, in President Richard Nixon's bid to bring the war to an end. Part of the American forces' legacy to South Vietnam is junk--13 million dollars worth of it.
Long Binh has become one of the principal junkyards, with its 125 acres of scrap metal and junk. American and South Vietnamese forces are free to take anything that they feel may still be of use, but much of the scrap is offered for sale in lots by bid. The booty comes in all shapes and sizes--from pots and pans to tanks and armoured personnel carriers.