• Short Summary

    The West German Red Cross hospital-ship Heligoland has been preparing to leave Vietnam on the 21st January after five years service at its Da Nang base.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Heligoland at anchor
    0.11

    2.
    SV Name on side of ship
    0.13

    3.
    CU Red Cross sign on side of ship and reflection (2 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    LV & SV Ship being scrubbed by deck hand (2 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    CU & SV Baby with severe burns being attended to by nurses (5 shots)
    0.48

    6.
    SV & CU Doctor attends patient's scars (4 shots)
    1.05

    7.
    GV, SV & CU Operation in progress. (13 shots)
    1.52


    SHIP AT ANCHOR WITH CREW PREPARING IT FOR DEPARTURE: MEDICAL STAFF TREATING PATIENTS: LAST OPERATION BEING PERFORMED.




    Initials BB/2312 CM/BOB/BB/0016



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The West German Red Cross hospital-ship Heligoland has been preparing to leave Vietnam on the 21st January after five years service at its Da Nang base.

    During its time the ship, which became a well-known Da Nang landmark, was itself a victim of a Viet Cong rocket attack, and during the Tet offensive it was over-run with casualties.

    It is to be replaced by a land-based hospital, also sponsored by the West German Government.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9X2AA6147JA0Q8O0FWLCFIAI8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9X2AA6147JA0Q8O0FWLCFIAI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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