• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAS SURRENDER UNCONDITIONALLY, ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON DIPLOMATIC SOURCES TONIGHT (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    LS MISSION MEMBERS ARRIVING AT CAMP.
    0.10

    2.
    MS DITTO INSIDE CAMP.
    0.16

    3.
    MS DITTO ENTER HALL.
    0.24

    4.
    LS STUDENTS ENTER HALL.
    0.31

    5.
    MLS STUDENTS LISTEN TO UN MEMBER SPEAKING (3 SHOTS).
    0.44

    6.
    MS OTHER MISSION MEMBERS.
    0.55

    7.
    MS MORE STUDENTS WAITING OUTSIDE HALL (2 SHOTS).
    1.03



    Initials JT/V/MGT/LW


    EDITORS: PROD. NOS. 8721/63 & 8725/63 (ALSO NOV. 1, 1963) - RE BACKGROUND TO DIEM'S RULE - ALSO REFER.

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    Background: PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM OF SOUTH VIETNAM HAS SURRENDER UNCONDITIONALLY, ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON DIPLOMATIC SOURCES TONIGHT (FRIDAY). THEY SAID THE CAPITULATION CAME IN A BROADCAST BY THE "VOICE OF THE ARMED FORCES," A SAIGON RADIO STATION. THE BROADCAST WAS QUOTED AS SAYING THAT THE INSURGENTS HAD SEIZED THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN SAIGON AND THAT PRESIDENT DIEM AND HIS BROTHER NGO DINH NHU WERE UNDER ARREST.

    FILM, TAKEN LAST MONDAY, IS THE LATEST RECEIVED FROM SAIGON. IRONICALLY, ITS SUBJECT IS A MISSION FROM THE UNITED NATIONS, THE ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO MAINTAINING PEACE.

    THE U.N. TEAM IS INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT OF RELIGIOUS REPRESSION. ON MONDAY, THEY SPENT NEARLY FIVE HOURS VISITING A DETENTION CAMP IN SAIGON WHERE THEY TALKED TO ARRESTED STUDENTS. THEY WERE ROUNDED UP ON AUGUST 20 FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT CRACK-DOWN ON THE BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATIONS.

    NOW, ACCORDING TO TODAY'S REPORTS, THE INSURGENTS HAVE FREED ALL BUDDHIST AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT DETAINEES FROM THE JAILS AND VARIOUS CAMPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACRJJRCZ5INYPUDYHAC5O2ZR7A
    Media URN:
    VLVACRJJRCZ5INYPUDYHAC5O2ZR7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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