• Short Summary

    EVERY AVAILABLE LAND IN SAIGON IS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO AIR RAID TRENCHES FOR THE PEOPLE AS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY TAKES ON MORE VISIBLE ASPECTS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL.

  • Description

    1.
    LS DIGGING TRENCHES
    4 ft

    2.
    CU MORE DIGGING
    6 ft

    3.
    MS GENERAL VIEW DIGGING TRENCHES
    9 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS MORE TRENCHES BEING DUG
    13 ft

    7.
    CU MAN DIGGING
    15 ft

    8.
    MS DIGGING CONTINUES (THREE SHOTS)
    24 ft

    9.
    CU (PAN) COMPLETED TRENCHES
    31 ft



    Initials CAR/VS/CA/YA/RBI


    FOOTNOTE: DURING THE GULP OF TONKIN INCIDENT LAST YEAR, SOUTH VIETNAMESE CIVIL DEFEIGE WORKERS DUG ABOUT 500 TRENCHES IN SAIGON PARKS FOR 400,000 PEOPLE.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EVERY AVAILABLE LAND IN SAIGON IS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO AIR RAID TRENCHES FOR THE PEOPLE AS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY TAKES ON MORE VISIBLE ASPECTS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL.

    THIS IS A PRECAUTION AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY OF A LARGE SCALE ATTACK BY COMMUNIST VIETCONG FORES IN REPRISAL AGAINST AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE BOMB ATTACKS ON COMMUNIST INSTALLATIONS IN NORTH VIETNAM.

    THE LATEST BOMBING INCIDENT TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY WHEN AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCES BOMBED A COMMUNIST NAVAL BASE AND ARMS SUPPLY DEPOT IN NORTH VIETNAM. THE BASE AND DEPOT WERE LOCATED JUST AFTER THE 17TH PARALLEL. THESE BASES WERE USED BY THE COMMUNISTS TO SUPPORT ITS AGGRESSION AGAINST THE PEOPLES TERRITORY OF SOUTH VIETNAM. REVIVAL OF STRIKES ACROSS THE BORDER FOLLOWS PUBLICATION ON WASHINGTON LAST WEEKEND OF AN AMERICAN WHITE PAPER CHARGING NORTH VIETNAM WITH AGGRESSION IN THE SOUTH.

    RECENTLY, THE WAILING OF SIRENS AND PEALING OF CHURCH BELLS BROUGHT SAIGON TO A STANDSTILL. DURING THE ALERT, ARMY TRUCKS WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS TOOK POSITIONS TO PROTECT KEY INSTALLATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5F5ZG69BIHYUEO91B8N1M7J99
    Media URN:
    VLVA5F5ZG69BIHYUEO91B8N1M7J99
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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