• Short Summary

    THE VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR, CELEBRATED THIS YEAR ON 8 FEBRUARY, MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A FOUR-DAY TRUCE IN VIETNAM.

  • Description

    (VISNEWS)
    GTV CROWDED STREET.

    CU GIRL LOOKS AT FLOWERS.

    CU YOUNG MAN BUYS PLANT.

    MV PAN MOTHER WITH CHILDREN CARRIES PLANT.

    SV BANNER AND FLAG URGING "ADVANCE TOWARD GREATER VICTORY".

    GV NIGHT SHOT ILLUMINATED TREE PAN TO LAKE AND ILLUMINATED BUILDINGS.

    CU PAN NIGHT -- SOLDIER, WIFE AND CHILD PASS.

    GV NIGHT AUDIENCE PAN TO DRAGON DANCERS.

    CU BOY WATCHES

    CU LITTLE GIRL PAN TO BROTHER WATCHING.

    CU "DRAGON".

    GV PAN AUDIENCE

    GV PEOPLE LOOK IN BRIGHTLY LIT SHOP WINDOWS.

    MV PAN GIRLS ON FLOAT PASS THROUGH CROWDS

    GV CROWD IN STREET.
    Initials GM/NIP/JF/BB Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR, CELEBRATED THIS YEAR ON 8 FEBRUARY, MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A FOUR-DAY TRUCE IN VIETNAM. THE CITIZENS OF HANOI GATHERED TO CELEBRATE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH DANCES AND OTHERS FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT, DURING WHICH THEY HEARD A BROADCAST NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH.

    PRESIDENT HO IS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID IN HIS MESSAGE THAT THE COMING MONTHS WOULD SEE "EVEN GREATER VICTORIES" OVER "AMERICAN AGGRESSION". HE ALSO SAID: "WE ARE GAINING VICTORY BY OUR EFFORTS, BUT WE MUST NOT FORGET THE HELP FROM THE FRIENDS OF SOCIALIST COUNTRIES AND PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE. SOME AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE INCLUDED AMONG THEM."
    CONCERTS AND MASS POETRY RECITALS WERE HELD LATE INTO THE NIGHT AND FIREWORKS CRACKLED BENEATH THE TREES AS PEOPLE STROLLED ABOUT IN THEIR BEST CLOTHES.

    SYNOPSIS:
    THE START OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR ON FEBRUARY THE EIGHT MARKED THE START OF A FOUR-DAY TRUCE IN VIETNAM. THE CITIZENS OF HANOI DRESSED UP TO GREET THE NEW YEAR. SOME ALSO BOUGHT FLOWERS.

    BANNERS URGED THE PEOPLE TO "ADVANCE TOWARD GREATER VICTORY."
    AS WELL AS DISPLAYS OF DANCING, THERE WERE CONCERTS AND MASS POETRY RECITALS. THESE WENT ON LATE INTO THE NIGHT.

    THE PEOPLE OF HANOI ALSO HEARD A BROADCAST NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH. HE IS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID THAT THE COMING MONTHS WOULD SEE WHAT HE CALLED EVEN GREATER VICTORIES OVER AMERICAN AGGRESSION. HE ALSO SAID: "WE ARE GAINING VICTORY BY OUR EFFORTS, BUT WE MUST NOT FORGET THE HELP FROM THE FRIENDS OF SOCIALIST COUNTRIES AND PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE. SOME AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE INCLUDED AMONG THEM."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9M5Q2KLRTJXG08WQAWZ3NA57K
    Media URN:
    VLVA9M5Q2KLRTJXG08WQAWZ3NA57K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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