• Short Summary

    The United States has withdrawn 10,000 of its 63,000 man forces stationed in Korea, the U.

  • Description


    Roll one


    1.
    General view of a bunker near the DMZ


    2.
    U.S. troops working in the bunker


    3.
    A U.S. soldier contacting


    4.
    A soldier walking out of the bunker


    5.
    Two soldiers stepping up to the tower


    6.
    U.S. soldiers keeping guard on the tower



    Roll two


    1.
    Barbed-wire along the DMZ


    2.
    U.S. troops making the patrol duties


    3.
    Shots of barbed-wire fence


    4.
    General view of the DMZ


    5.
    U.S. soldiers working near another bunker


    6.
    Shots of U.S. army units near the front line



    Roll three


    1.
    Whole view of the swimming pool inside the U.S eighty army


    2.
    Children enjoying swimming


    3.
    General view of the neon signs in Seoul


    4.
    A few shots of neon which are in English



    Roll four


    1.
    Orphans whose children were fathered by American soldiers playing in the garden of an orphanage in Seoul


    2.
    Children enjoying sliding


    3.
    Children getting on a swing


    4.
    General view of the children playing


    5.
    General view of the AFKN TV station building antenna


    6.
    The sign of AFKN


    7.
    General view of some interior scenes of the AFKN



    Side A


    1.
    U.S. soldiers talking contacting in a bunker


    2.
    General sound inside the bunker


    3.
    U.S. soldiers chatting one another


    4.
    U.S. soldiers working near another bunker


    5.
    Helicopter flying


    6.
    U.S. soldiers talking near the working site



    Side B


    1.
    Orphans playing and signing


    2.
    Children getting on a swing


    3.
    Children talking one another


    4.
    AFKN broadcasting


    5.
    Children enjoying swimming and speaking loudly


    6.
    Noise in the streets when I shot neon signs




    Initials


    Attn: Editor It is very regrettable that we could not shoot the luxury life led by American officers in Seoul. For example, Americans drink their martinis in the officer's club and play gold etc. According to the Army Regulation, The shooting of the above scenes is prohibited, U.S. eights army spokesman says.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States has withdrawn 10,000 of its 63,000 man forces stationed in Korea, the U.S. Defence Department revealed August 27. Commenting on the withdrawal plan for the fiscal year which ends June 30, a Pentagon spokesman said actual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korea will be only about half the official cutback of 20,000 troops because American forces there were already under strength when the withdrawal was announced. The Nixon Administration announced earlier this summer that the 63,000 U.S. garrison in Korea will be cut by 20,000 June 30, 1971. as a step in reducing the U.S. military presence in the far east. U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew visited Seoul August 23 and U.S. Army Chief of staff Gen. William C. Westmoreland visited September 2, 1970 to hold talks with President Chunge-hee Park, Prime Minister II-Kwon Chung and Defence Minister Nae-hiuk Jung on the planned American Troops cutbacks and the proposed modernisation of Korean armed forces. Korean President Chung-hee park was reported to have asked the United States for $3 billion in military aid over a five year period to compensate for the gradual cutback in the American forces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2XOGNQFPF42YEZR9ZCQQ5DUJY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XOGNQFPF42YEZR9ZCQQ5DUJY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:10:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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