• Short Summary

    United States' military forces are being withdrawn from South Vietnam in ever increasing numbers, in President Richard Nixon's bid to bring the war to an end.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Bidders enter building
    0.06

    2.
    CU sign "Sales Office"
    0.08

    3.
    SV INT Bidders checking lots
    0.14

    4.
    BV Bidders
    0.16

    5.
    CU U.S. officer announce lots
    0.19

    6.
    GV Truck carrying scrap comes into Long Binh
    0.24

    7.
    SV Troops unload shell cases from truck (2 shots)
    0.35

    8.
    SV Another truck arrives
    0.38

    9.
    GTV Tanks and armoured cars on junk heap (3 shots)
    0.48

    10.
    SV Crane past camera
    0.53

    11.
    SV Crane lifts scrap (4 shots)
    1.09

    12.
    CU Crane drops metal into compressor
    1.14

    13.
    SV Crane operator
    1.15

    14.
    SV Lid onto compressor
    1.20

    15.
    SV Compressor opened
    1.25

    16.
    CU PAN Crane operator
    1.26

    17.
    SV Compressed metal bales
    1.34



    Initials BB/0000 JL/ML/BB/0015



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States' military forces are being withdrawn from South Vietnam in ever increasing numbers, in President Richard Nixon's bid to bring the war to an end.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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAELANJGXD5KQK91F30T3BJHCXR
    Media URN:
    VLVAELANJGXD5KQK91F30T3BJHCXR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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