• Short Summary

    AS U.S. TROOPS ARE WITHDRAWAL FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT IS EVACUATING VILLAGERS?

  • Description


    TROOPS IN VILLAGE SUPERVISING EVACUATION: CONTACT WITH VIET CONG: VILLAGERS SCREENED AND GIVEN MEDICAL ATTENTION.




    Initials AJC/VS/CT/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AS U.S. TROOPS ARE WITHDRAWAL FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT IS EVACUATING VILLAGERS TO MORE SECURE AREAS NEAR THE CITY. IN ONE SUCH OPERATION IN THUA THIEN PROVINCE, GOVERNMENT TROOPS DETECTED A SMALL FORCE OF VIET CONG AND TOOK TWO PRISONERS AFTER AN EXCHANGE OF FIRE.

    OVER SIX HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE OF BON TRI WERE MOVED FROM THEIR HOMES. BON TRI IS NOT FAR FROM A UNITED STATES BASE NOW UNOCCUPIED AND DESIGNATED A FREE BOMBING AREA.

    THE VILLAGERS WERE SCREENED TO DETERMINE THEIR POLITICAL SYMPATHIES. SEVERAL WERE FOUND TO BE SUFFERING FROM DISEASE AND GIVEN MEDICAL ATTENTION FROM A HEALTH TEAM WHICH ACCOMPANIED THE TROOPS.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED THE SPEEDY EVACUATION OF ALL SUCH VILLAGES, WARNING THAT THEY MAY SOON BE CONTROLLED BY THE VIET CONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EHY3XLGAYQD5QBGZV9QLMQBM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EHY3XLGAYQD5QBGZV9QLMQBM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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