• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE MR. NGUYEN DINH THUAN AND U.S. MAC?

  • Description

    1.
    LS CROWD AT CEREMONY GROUND
    2 ft

    2.
    MLS GEN. HARKINS & MR. NGUYEN RECEIVING TROOPS (3 SHOTS)
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS BAND
    10 ft

    4.
    MLS VIPS
    11 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLS FROGMEN IN REVIEW (2 SHOTS)
    17 ft

    6.
    MLS TROOP LANDING (3 SHOTS)
    25 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS - DO. - (3 SHOTS)
    32 ft



    Initials VTS/S/MK/CLA/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH VIETNAMESE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE MR. NGUYEN DINH THUAN AND U.S. MAC CHIEF, GEN. PAUL D. HARKINS WERE AMONG THE V.I.PS AT CAN THO ON OCTOBER 16 WHEN RIVER PATROL PLATOONS WERE "PRESENTED" TO THE PEOPLE OF CAN THO PROVINCE.

    THE RIVER PATROL CREATED IN 1960 ARE CHARGED WITH PATROLS ON WATERWAYS, TRANSPORT OF TROOPS, ESCORT COMMERCIAL VESSELS AND SUPPORT TO INFANTRY IN OPERATIONS.

    HIGHLIGHTING THE OCCASION WAS A DEMONSTRATION OF MASS LANDING BY EIGHT CIVIL GUARD RIVER PATROL PLATOONS ON NINH KIEW QUAY WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE HELICOPTERS.

    EACH PROVINCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAS BEEN ALLOCATED WITH ONE RIVER BOAT PLATOON AND BY THE END OF THIS YEAR THE CIVIL GUARD WILL HAVE CONSIDERABLE RIVER FORCE READY FOR OPERATIONS ON ALL THE COUNTRY'S RIVERS AND CANALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAP7T05SS9ESGDCVWX8CXK3AV8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAP7T05SS9ESGDCVWX8CXK3AV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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