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    Two captured North Vietnamese tanks were put on display in Saigon last weekend (13-14 May).?

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    Two captured North Vietnamese tanks were put on display in Saigon last weekend (13-14 May). The tanks, both Soviet-made T-54s, were captured near the northern town of Quang Tri before it fell into communist hands.

    Besides the tanks, an assortment of weapons seized in the six-week old North Vietnamese offensive was also exhibited. An area in the city centre was closed to traffic, and more than 1,000 people thronged a square in front of Saigon City Hall to get a closer look at the captured weaponry.

    SYNOPSIS: In Saigon last weekend, a square in front of the city hall was closed to traffic so that two captured North Vietnamese tanks could be put on public display. The Soviet-made T-54s were captured near Quang Tri before the northern town fell in communist hands.

    The exhibition quickly became the centre attraction in a city which, under martial law, is subject to a daily curfew, and has had all of its bars and restaurants closed.

    In addition to the tanks, hundreds of Communist machine-guns, rifles, rocket launchers and other equipment seized in the six-week old North Vietnamese offensive were also on display.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJMI9UY4IJNK4W34MURG70O8H
    Media URN:
    VLVAJMI9UY4IJNK4W34MURG70O8H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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