• Short Summary

    Under the command of Captain Griffin, a flotilla of seven British Warships paid a four-day goodwill visit to South Vietnam July 9.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. Vietnam navy men firing salute.
    2 ft

    2.
    LS. Ditto.
    4 ft

    3.
    LS. British warships HMS Woodbridge Haven.
    12 ft

    4.
    LS. Other ships of flotilla.
    14 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS. Vietnamese band.
    16 ft

    6.
    CU. Woodbridge Haven coming ashore.
    19 1/2 ft

    7.
    CU Vietnamese navy men helping with ropes.
    21 1/2 ft

    8.
    Banner - Welcome to Vietnam.
    23 ft

    9.
    MLS. Vietnam's navy Commander-in-Chief received by Capt. Griffin.
    26 1/2 ft

    10.
    MLS. British naval ensign.
    28 ft

    11.
    MLS. Army representative paying call.
    30 1/2 ft

    12.
    CU. Ditto.
    35 ft

    13.
    LS. Flotilla in Saigon Harbour.
    40 ft



    Initials IM/V/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Under the command of Captain Griffin, a flotilla of seven British Warships paid a four-day goodwill visit to South Vietnam July 9. As the British ships entered Saigon harbour the Vietnamese Navy fired a 21-gun salute.

    When they dropped anchor the British commander greeted the Vietnamese Naval Commander-In-Chief and the Mayor of Saigon, accompanied by other senior members of the country's defence forces.

    Vietnam has a small navy which is used mainly to patrol the coastline and prevent unlawful entry and smuggling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BGOZPGCPDU42625QIUDG5QU3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BGOZPGCPDU42625QIUDG5QU3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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