• Short Summary

    AFTER A WEEKEND OF FESTIVE CHAOS WITH HUGE CROWDS JAMMING STREETS TO SEE THE SCENE OF LAST WEEK'S LIGHTING COUP D'ETAT STAGED BY THE ARMED FORCES AND THE RUINS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, THE STREETS WERE BACK TO NORMAL RUN OF TRAFFIC.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS ON STREET (2 SHOTS)
    5 ft

    2.
    MLS TRAFFIC (TILT UP TO) DAMAGED BUILDING
    10 ft

    3.
    MS CROWD REJOICING (4 SHOTS)
    18 1/2 ft

    4.
    LS PEOPLE ON BALCONY (TILT DOWN TO) CROWD ENTERING PAGODA.
    22 ft

    5.
    MS CROWD OUTSIDE PAGODA
    24 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS WOMEN DISTRIBUTING FOODSTUFFS TO SOLDIERS (2 SHOTS)
    30 1/2 ft

    7.
    CU HAND SERVING FOOD (TILT UP TO) SOLDIERS EATING
    38 ft

    8.
    MS FOOD GIVEN TO SOLDIERS ON TANK
    41 ft

    9.
    MS WOMAN HANDING FOOD TO SOLDIERS INSIDE PALACE GROUND
    47 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS AMERICAN CHILD CLUTCHING SOUVENIRS
    49 ft

    11.
    MS SOLDIER SIGNING AUTOGRAPH BOOK
    51 ft

    12.
    MLS SOLDIERS IN GAY MOOD
    53 1/2 ft

    13.
    MLS CROWD NEAR TANKS
    55 1/2 ft

    14.
    MS RELEASED MONKS TALKING TO SOLDIER
    57 ft

    15.
    CU MONKS (TILT UP TO) SOLDIERS ON TANK
    60 ft

    16.
    MLS SOLDIERS ON TANK (PAN TO) CROWD
    62 1/2 ft

    17.
    MS TRAFFIC
    67 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AFTER A WEEKEND OF FESTIVE CHAOS WITH HUGE CROWDS JAMMING STREETS TO SEE THE SCENE OF LAST WEEK'S LIGHTING COUP D'ETAT STAGED BY THE ARMED FORCES AND THE RUINS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, THE STREETS WERE BACK TO NORMAL RUN OF TRAFFIC.

    EXUBERANT CROWDS OF SEVERAL THOUSAND YOUTHS ON A SPREE OF ARSON AND LOOTING, DAMAGED SHOPS OWNED BY EX-PRESIDENT DIEM'S BROTHER, CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP NGO DINH THUC, WHO IS AT PRESENT IN ROME.

    DURING THE FIERCE FIGHTING, ABOUT 400 PEOPLE HAVE DIED.

    AS A NEW ERA IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S HISTORY OPENED FOLLOWING THE COUP, THOUSDANDS OF BUDDHISTS SWARMED INTO THE MAIN PAGODAS OF SAIGON FOR TEARFUL REUNIONS WITH MONKS FREED BY THE REBELS.

    SCORES OF WOMEN DISTRIBUTED FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS, SPECIALLY PREPARED AT HOME TO THE SOLDIERS GUARDING THE PALACE. SOME YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS WENT ABOUT SEEKING AUTOGRAPHS OF THEIR HEROES.

    CONFLICT BETWEEN BUDDHISTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LATE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT PROVIDED THE SPARK FOR THE EXPLOSION THAT FINALLY TOPPLED THE PRESIDENT.

    MEANWHILE, THE MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE, HEADED BY GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH, WHO LED THE COUP, ANNOUNCED A NEW CIVILIAN AND MILITARY GOVERNMENT HEADED BY THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN NGOC THO, WHO BECOMES PRIME MINISTER.

    ACCORDING TO A PROVISIONAL CONSTITUTION, THE COUNTRY REMAINS A REPUBLIC BUT THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT REST FOR THE TIME BEING IN THE HANDS OF THE MILITARY REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE.

    MYSTERY STILL SURROUNDS THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE BODIES OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS BROTHER NGO DINH NHU. HOSPITAL SOURCES SAID THE BODIES HAD DISAPPEARED DURING THE NIGHT (NOVEMBER 4).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8A6E3EG0T2HL3IG0281QC25H
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8A6E3EG0T2HL3IG0281QC25H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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