• Short Summary

    The swiftly-thwarted paratroops' revolt in Saigon, South Vietnam, Nov 11, left over 50 persons dead and over 200 with wounds, reliable but unofficial sources stated Nov 16.

  • Description

    The swiftly-thwarted paratroops' revolt in Saigon, South Vietnam, Nov 11, left over 50 persons dead and over 200 with wounds, reliable but unofficial sources stated Nov 16.

    Among them were civilians caught in the firing between the troops of President Ngo Dinh Diem and a group of paratroop mutineers.

    Worst hit area was the President's palace and neighbourhood where bullet-scarred walls and blazing vehicles formed the back cloth of a picture of streets crowded with civilians and troops after the collapse of the revolt Nov 12. Among them lay the dead and injured.

    Main grievance the rebels said earlier in a manifesto, was against the President's regime of "totalitarian, and nepotistic" methods of government.

    The President's younger brother and political adviser, Ngo Dinh Nhu, announced Nov 16 imminent new reforms affecting the Cabinet, administration, the Army and the country's financial and economic systems.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAO5KRRRWWCNF78RBW8BVEXJGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAO5KRRRWWCNF78RBW8BVEXJGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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