• Short Summary

    THE NEW SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT HAS BROKEN OFF TOP-LEVEL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH FRANCE, PROCLAIMED A STATE OF WAR, AND IMPOSED RIGID AUSTERITY AND SECURITY MEASURES.

  • Description

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    GV EXT NEWS CONFERENCE BUILDING PAN TO TROOPS.
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    GV INT PAN GOVERNMENT LEADERS AT TABLE.
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    SCU PREMIER KY.
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    MV PAN FROM KY TO GEN. THIEU SPEAKING.
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    CU THIEU SPEAKING.
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    CU KY.
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    CU THIEU SPEAKING.
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    GV PRESSMEN.
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    MV DR. DO SPEAKS.
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    CU DR. DO
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    GV PRESS.
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    CU DR. DO.
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    CU THIEU PAN TO KY LIGHTING CIGARETTE.
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    GV PAN TRAFFIC IN SAIGON.
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    CU SOLDIER WATCHING TRAFFIC.
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    GV TRAFFIC PAN TO PERSONNEL CARRIER IN MARKET PLACE.
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    MV PAN SOLDIERS ON CARRIERS.
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    MV SANDBAGS AT EXECUTION POST PAN TO TROOPS RESTING.
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    CU SLEEPING SOLDIER.
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    GV SLEEPING MEN PAN TO TRAFFIC.
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    MV NEWSPAPER RACK.
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    CU TILT UP PAPERS TO HEADLINE.
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    23.
    CU BANNER HEADLINE "STATE OF WAR" - "36 NEWSPAPERS CLOSE DOWN"
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    24.
    MS EUROPEAN LOOKING AT BOOKS.
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    GV BOOKSTALL.
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    CU VIETNAMESE LOOKING AT BOOKS, ETC. (2 SHOTS)
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    SV DITTO.
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    MV ARMED SOLDIER WATCHING.
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    MV ANOTHER WATCHES TRAFFIC.
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    GV CARRIER AND TROOPS - TRAFFIC IN B/G.
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    CU SOLDIER WITH MACHINE-GUN WATCHES TRAFFIC IN B/G.
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    Background: THE NEW SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT HAS BROKEN OFF TOP-LEVEL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH FRANCE, PROCLAIMED A STATE OF WAR, AND IMPOSED RIGID AUSTERITY AND SECURITY MEASURES.

    THE NEW GOVERNMENT, IN OFFICE JUST OVER A WEEK, WASTED NO TIME IN MAKING ITS VIEWS KNOWN.WITH BACKING FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL THIEU, DECLARED A STATE OF WAR.THIS WOULD NOT INVOLVE MOBILISATION, HE SAID, BUT IT WOULD ALLOW TOTAL MOBILISATION IF NECESSARY.

    AT THE SAME NEWS CONFERENCE, THE FOREIGN MINISTER, DR.TRAN VAN DO, ANNOUNCED THAT TIES WITH FRANCE WOULD BE CUT AT AMBASSADORIAL LEVEL.HE CLAIMED THAT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE "ALWAYS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ASSISTS OUR ENEMY."(FRANCE HAS ADVOCATED THE NEUTRALISATION OF SOUTH VIETNAM).

    AIR MARSHAL KY, ANNOUNCING NEW AUSTERITY MEASURES, CLAMPED A TEN O'CLOCK CURFEW ON THE CAPITAL'S MERRY NIGHT LIFE.SECURITY PRECAUTIONS IN SAIGON WERE REINFORCED TO TRY TO COUNTER SABOTAGE.

    EXECUTION POSTS HAVE BEEN SET UP AROUND THE CITY, AND AIR MARSHAL KY SAID HE WAS READY TO SHOOT OUT OF HAND ALL TRAITORS, COWARDS, WAR PROFITEERS AND BLACK MARKET OPERATORS.

    NEWSPAPERS HAVE ALSO BEEN AFFECTED BY THE AUSTERITY -- 36 OF THEM CLOSED FOR A MONTH.THE PRIME MINISTER ACCUSED THEM OF "SPREADING DISSENSION." THERE WOULD BE NO MORE SHOUTING OR DEMONSTRATIONS TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT, HE SAID.THE TIME FOR THAT WAS PAST.

    MEANWHILE, LIFE IN THE BLASE CAPITAL, ACCUSTOMED TO YEARS OF VIOLENCE, GOES ON AS USUAL.AND THE LATEST VIOLENCE CAME LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) WHEN A RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT WAS BLOWN UP BY PLANTED BOMBS, KILLING AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACGCSGLF7S5CQXPBQ7DKEAOKY2
    Media URN:
    VLVACGCSGLF7S5CQXPBQ7DKEAOKY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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