• Short Summary

    Despite gains by the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam, the capital, Saigon, appears calm. The?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Saigon street scene (3 shots)
    6 ft

    2.
    Soldiers walking
    11 ft

    3.
    Soldiers on guard
    15 ft

    4.
    Soldiers reading newspaper (2 shots)
    19 ft

    5.
    People watching photographs (5 shots)
    32 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Despite gains by the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam, the capital, Saigon, appears calm. The people of Saigon have lived with war literally most of their lives and the current offensive seems to have little effect on them. The capital survived the Tet Offensive of 1968 and this time it seems the city isn't a prime objective in the North Vietnamese campaign. There a few troops to be seen in the streets and few visual signs that the communists have come to within a matter of miles of the city. Saigon makes a strange contrast with Heu, the ancient Vietnamese capital, where the North Vietnamese are massing for what military observers will be one of the biggest attacks of the current offensive. Large boards in Saigon display photographs of actions in which, according to the descriptions, the South Vietnamese and the upper hand. Newspapers also carry accounts of South Vietnamese actions. These are among the few visible signs that the country is facing its biggest crisis since 1968.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAAN7XH7GZLT9ETSC4OA4A6T7H
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAN7XH7GZLT9ETSC4OA4A6T7H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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