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    ABOUT 100 MEMBERS OF A GROUP KNOWN AS THE "WHITE TURBAN GANG" ARE SAID TO HAVE DEFECTED FROM THE VIET CONG TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S SIDE.

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    ARMED SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS PATROLLING STREET IN TRI TON TO; PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY, AND GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, THE HEAD OF STATE, TOURING AREA; INSPECTING SURRENDERED WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT; WELCOMING MEMBERS OF WHITE TURBAN GANG; LEADER OF WHITE TURBANS ADDRESSES CROWD.




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    Background: ABOUT 100 MEMBERS OF A GROUP KNOWN AS THE "WHITE TURBAN GANG" ARE SAID TO HAVE DEFECTED FROM THE VIET CONG TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S SIDE.AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, ARRIVED IN TRI TON TO -- ABOUT 100 MILES (161 KILOMETRES) WEST OF SAIGON -- ON SATURDAY TO WELCOME MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.

    AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY AND GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE HEAD OF STATE, TOURED THE AREA AND INSPECTED WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT THAT HAD BEEN SURRENDERED BY THE GROUP -- MUCH OF THIS WAS OF FRENCH AND AMERICAN ORIGIN.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY SAY THE GANG HAD BEEN ARMED AND SUPPLIED BY THE VIET CONG AND HAD TERRORISED GOVERNMENT VILLAGES IN CHAU DOC PROVINCE.

    THE GANG BELIEVED TO BE MORE THAN 200 STRONG, IS SAID TO BE COMPOSED OF CAMBODIAN TRIBESMEN WHOSE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN SETTLED IN VIETNAM FOR MANY YEARS.

    ACCORDING TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY OFFICIALS THE DEFECTING MEMBERS SAY THE REST OF THE WHITE TURBAN GANG WOULD ALSO WILLINGLY DEFECT TO THE GOVERNMENT SIDE IF THEY HAD THE CHANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84NR1I2TE82J3BKD18PE7NTVY
    Media URN:
    VLVA84NR1I2TE82J3BKD18PE7NTVY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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