• Short Summary

    THE NGO FAMILY.MOST OF THE PROPERTIES WERE SACKED AND BURNED.

    AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES SAID UP TO 400?

  • Description

    THE NGO FAMILY.MOST OF THE PROPERTIES WERE SACKED AND BURNED.

    AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES SAID UP TO 400 PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE DIED IN THE BATTLE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE SEIZED BY THE ARMED FORCES FOLLOWING A THREE-HOUR BOMBARDMENT.

    THE BODIES OF PRESIDENT DIEM AND HIS BROTHER, NGO DINH NHU, WHICH WERE IN HOSPITAL AWAITING BURIAL, HAVE DISAPPEARED DESPITE HEAVY MILITARY GUARD AROUND THE HOSPITAL.

    THEY WERE REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN POISON AFTER BEING CAPTURED BY TROOPS WHILE HIDING INSIDE A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.BUT RELIABLE SOURCES SAID THEY WERE SHOT WHILE BEING BROUGHT TO SAIGON IN AN ARMOURED VEHICLE.WITNESSES SAID THEY HAVE SEEN THE BODIES TO HAVE NECK AND HEAD WOUNDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOQOFD5E8J3VZIX188JDLLJ9L
    Media URN:
    VLVAOQOFD5E8J3VZIX188JDLLJ9L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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