• Short Summary

    Today is the 18th anniversary of the fall of the French fortress of Dien Bien Phu, and there's speculation that communist forces might take the occasion to launch their expected attack on Hue.

  • Description

    1.
    LV & CU ARTILLERY FIRING FROM DIEN BIEN PHU (TWO SHOTS)
    0.08

    2.
    SV TANK FIRING INTO JUNGLE
    0.11

    3.
    GV GUNS FIRING
    0.13

    4.
    SV AIRCRAFT OVERHEAD
    0.16

    5.
    SV & CU TROOPS IN UNDERGROWTH OFFICER ON RADIO (THREE SHOTS)
    0.22

    6.
    AERIAL VIEW SHOWING CRATERS AROUND DIEN BIEN PHU
    0.26

    7.
    AIR TO AIR RED CROSS AIRCRAFT
    0.28

    8.
    SV SUPPLIES OUT OF A AIRCRAFT
    0.32

    9.
    GROUND TO AIR MASS PARACHUTE DROP (THREE SHOTS)
    0.40

    10.
    GV AIRCRAFT MAKING RACHET ATTACK
    0.47

    11.
    FIRING OF MORTARS AND FIELD GUNS (THREE SHOTS)
    0.51

    12.
    SCU TROOPS THROUGH JUNGLE ( AND FIRING (TEN SHOTS)
    1.20

    13.
    SV & CU PRISONERS BROUGHT IN (FIVE SHOTS)
    1.31

    14.
    CU FRENCH SOLDIER SMOKING
    1.33

    15.
    SV & CU WOUNDED SOLDIERS BEING TREATED (THREE SHOTS)
    1.41

    16.
    SV WOUNDED ONTO TO HELICOPTER AND HEIOWTER AWAY(TWO SHOTS)
    1.49

    17.
    LV HELICOPTER LANDS AT HANOI WOUNDED TAKEN OFF (TWO SHOTS)
    1.54

    18.
    CU INT WOUNDED MAN WITH NURSE DOCTORS OPERATING
    1.58



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    eurovision only ex Paramount lib film

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Today is the 18th anniversary of the fall of the French fortress of Dien Bien Phu, and there's speculation that communist forces might take the occasion to launch their expected attack on Hue. Dien Bien Phu was chosen by French commander as the site of a major defensive base. And it's loss after more than a month-long siege virtually marked the end of the French war in Indochina

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4XGNT9RWPB1TUPP99XD6LO610
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XGNT9RWPB1TUPP99XD6LO610
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1954
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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