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  • Short Summary

    Various material - street scenes, casualties of war, military manoeuvres etc.

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    Unused / unissued material - Tinted print - pink. Vietnamese titles. Hanoi during air raids. Vietnamese soldiers lift covers from artillery. Barrel of the gun is loaded. Radar dish moves around. Sunset over the sea. House shutters are opened and Vietnamese women walk out onto their balconies. One woman waters her balcony plants. C/U of flowers. Views over the city of Hanoi from high angle. Camera pans across city and river. C/Us of temples. Electricity pylon. Street sign notices. Cars and bicycles in the streets. Large municipal buildings. A doorway with a bead curtain swaying.

    Young people run through the streets with flowers in their arms. Large group of teenagers jumping and waving handkerchiefs in excitement. Ho Chi Minh (?) on a balcony. Procession of beautiful young women waving and smiling. Panning shots of many women in white smiling and waving white flowers. C/U of Ho Chi Minh (?). Crowds of young people walk past. Large buildings, possibly including a palace or government building. Shot from below of a telegraph pole. University (?), young people walk up the steps. Other large buildings. Pan across the city.

    C/Us of Vietnamese soldiers - majestic shots. War damage to buildings. Rubble. Babies in hospital with terrible injuries due to chemical warfare - or possibly burns. A baby cries as its badly blistered legs are shown to the camera. Napalm? Shells being loaded into artillery. Missile loaded onto launching machinery. Group of airmen look at plans and discuss how they will fly. Military man hands out newspapers. One woman wears a military helmet. C/Us of pages of newspaper. Men at work preparing military weapons. A tank is moved on a winch, tanks drive through the streets. A small cannon is taken into a block of flats then wheeled along the roof.

    Lids are removed from holes in the pavement and women emerge with pails of water which are then tipped out into the road. A tap with running water fills a pail. A young girl washes her doll in a basin of soapy water. Two women smile and look down a well. A bucket of water is lifted from a well and poured. A woman waves goodbye to children on a bus or tram. C/U of children's faces. Views of Hanoi from a moving vehicle (very short). Lights go on in a house. C/U of light on ceiling.

    Pan down to a group of people applauding. Could be a political meeting. Large bunch of flowers are presented to various people at the meeting. Most of the people at the meeting are teenagers or young adults. In silhouette a woman puts on a military helmet and is given a rifle which she puts over her shoulder. A man at a blackboard. Young adults at desks. A man sits at a table with plans. He uses a set square. A student. Another older man draws - he may be an artist. A group of young women look at architectural models. A girl combs her hair silhouetted in a window. Panning shot of a domestic interior. Woman with a baby on her hip in her home.

    Exterior of a theatre or cinema. Cars drive past - night shots. A group of young women walk along. Young people in the streets. Interior of a shop with a display of goods - probably toys. Large crowds of people waiting to buy. A mother and father are buying a doll for their child. Woman in military uniform tries on a pair of strappy sandals. Another woman holds a piece of cloth against her body. A shop selling gas lamps. Many women look at the different kinds of lamps. A child points to the ceiling fan. Night shots of the city. A theatre stage - curtains open to reveal a choir. Shot of the audience applauding. The choir and orchestra and various C/Us of the audience. Extreme C/U of a woman's eyes. Warfare.

    Shots of explosions, soldiers running, burning buildings, barbed wire, destruction, men entering burning buildings etc. This is contrasted with the orchestra concert. A group of young people look at statues in an art gallery. A printing press. Industrial machinery. Cloth being produced and loaded on to a van. Men at work in foundries. A train's wheels in C/U. Tanks in the street. A monument. A large group of people standing to attention. Flags are held. A military band. A fire burns beneath the monument. Young people hold flares. Men beat drums and a woman beats a gong beneath the monument. Men and women raise their guns in a salute.

    Tanks in the streets at night. People march with guns and flares. Military vehicles in the streets. Soldiers on the march. Telephone operators. A man sits down at a desk with a large piece of paper in front of him. An aircraft lands at night. Gunfire in the night sky. A man on duty in an interior. Soldier by artillery looks into sky. Group of soldiers by an anti-aircraft gun.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:46:00 / 01:48:18:00
    UN 4655 A

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