• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR AT LARGE, HERR SCHMIDT-HORIX AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FOREIGN MINISTER, DOCTOR TRAN VAN DO LAST MONDAY (MARCH 28) SIGNED AN AGREEMENT IN SAIGON UNDER WHICH THE WEST GERMAN HOSPITAL SHIP HELGOLAND WILL BE STATIONED IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR AT LARGE, HERR SCHMIDT-HORIX AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FOREIGN MINISTER, DOCTOR TRAN VAN DO LAST MONDAY (MARCH 28) SIGNED AN AGREEMENT IN SAIGON UNDER WHICH THE WEST GERMAN HOSPITAL SHIP HELGOLAND WILL BE STATIONED IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    HERR SCHMIDT-HORIX HAS BEEN LEADING A WEST GERMAN DELEGATION IN DISCUSSIONS WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES ABOUT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SHIP, AND OTHER ASSISTANCE WEST GERMANY COULD GIVE IN THE FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION, PUBLIC WORKS, COMMUNICATIONS AND BANKING.

    THE HELGOLAND WILL BE STAFFED BY WEST GERMAN RED CROSS PERSONNEL, INCLUDING DOCTORS, AND WILL BE USED TO ASSIST CIVILIANS INJURED IN THE FIGHTING THERE.

    THE HELGOLAND WAS PREVIOUSLY A PLEASURE STEAMER OPERATING BETWEEN HAMBURG AND HELIGOLAND. SHE HAS BEEN IN HAMBURG WHILE BEING REFITTED AS A HOSPITAL SHIP.

    THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED ITS DECISION TO SEND THE SHIP AT THE END OF JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIDSMQSY8FNIZM5U842CJ72RP
    Media URN:
    VLVAIDSMQSY8FNIZM5U842CJ72RP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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