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  • Short Summary

    Live grenade removed surgically from man's back in Saigon.

  • Description

    Saigon, Vietnam.

    MS. A South Vietnam farmer, Nguyen Van Chinh. He was struck in the back by a three-and-a half inch grenade which lodged beneath his skin above his kidney and it never exploded. Various shots of a team of American Air Force surgeons led by Major General James Humphries in a special hut standing behind a wall of sandbags and operating on the man with long instruments. Actual shots of the man behind the wall as a long pincer instrument grips the grenade and pulls it through a hole in the skin. MS. Man gets up and walks from behind sandbags and is carried off on a stretcher. Various shots of Dr Humphries meeting press after the operation. MS. The patient after the operation.

    (F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 10/11/1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3144.06
    Media URN:
    88506
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1965
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:57:00 / 01:23:17:00
    Canister:
    UN 4077 B

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