• Short Summary

    The mountain tribesmen of south Vietnam, known as Montagnards, are playing their own role in the Vietnamisation of the war and pacification of the country which historically belongs to them.

  • Description

    1.
    Montagnard houses
    3 ft

    2.
    People lined up with South Vietnam flags
    7 ft

    3.
    MV/CU small girl smoking
    10 ft

    4.
    Khiem arrives (two shots)
    18 ft

    5.
    Montagnards lined up
    20 ft

    6.
    Khiem inspects Montagnard troops and civilian cadres
    28 ft

    7.
    CU Old man who serving as cadre
    30 ft

    8.
    CU feet PAN up Montagnards
    34 ft

    9.
    Flags raised in salute
    37 ft

    10.
    Three Australian advisers receive bracelets
    43 ft

    11.
    Cutaway
    45 ft

    12.
    USAF Officers and Khiem drink wine
    50 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The mountain tribesmen of south Vietnam, known as Montagnards, are playing their own role in the Vietnamisation of the war and pacification of the country which historically belongs to them.

    At Pleiku in the Central Highlands on Tuesday, the South Vietnamese Prime Minister, Mr. Tran Thien Khiem, attended a colourful graduation ceremony at a special training centre for the tribesmen.

    The Montagnards, who had lived in Vietnam for centuries before the arrival of the lighter-skinned people whose descendants dominate the country today, will carry out military operations against the Communists as well as social and development work.

    Among those who instruct them in the art of warfare and three Australian military advisers, who were presented with Montagnard bracelets. Many Montagnards take part in special forces operations under the command of Americans and Australians.

    After the graduation, Mr. Khiem and other guests took part in the traditional Montagnard wine-drinking ceremony.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3TTB3TYVEPJF1JSL6DKZGACWJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TTB3TYVEPJF1JSL6DKZGACWJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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