• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WAS FORMALLY INAUGURATED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THE 117-MAN ASSEMBLY WAS?

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    1.
    LS ELECTED MEMBERS TOWARDS ASSEMBLY HOUSE
    0.04

    2.
    MS PREMIER KY AND GEN. THIEU ARRIVE; KY ON SALUTING DAIS
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    3.
    MS CEREMONIAL GUARDS PRESENT ARMS
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    4.
    MLS KY, THIEU AND ASSEMBLYMEN WALK PAST GUARDS TOWARDS HOUSE
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    5.
    LS GROUP INTO ASSEMBLY HOUSE
    0.27

    6.
    MS (PAN) PACKED HOUSE
    0.38

    7.
    LS KY MAKING BRIEF SPEECH
    0.42

    8.
    MS ASSEMBLYMEN CLAPPING (TWO SHOTS)
    0.48



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH VIETNAM'S CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WAS FORMALLY INAUGURATED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THE 117-MAN ASSEMBLY WAS ELECTED EARLIER THIS MONTH TO DRAFT A CONSTITUTION FOR A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT.

    PREMIER NGUYEN CAO KY AND THE CHIEF OF STATE, GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU WERE PRESENT FOR THE CEREMONY. ON THEIR ARRIVAL, THEY GREETED OUTSIDE THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING.

    A CEREMONIAL GUARD WAS DRAWN UP OPPOSITE THE WHITE-PAINTED FACADE. IT CONSISTED OF DETACHMENTS OF CRACK RANGER TROOPS, MARINES, NAVAL RATINGS AND AIR FORCE MEN.

    THE NEWLY-FITTED ASSEMBLY HOUSE, FORMERLY AN OPERA HOUSE, WAS HEAVILY GUARDED BY SECURITY TROOPS.

    A BRIEF SPEECH BY PREMIER KY DREW LOUD APPLAUSE FROM THE ASSEMBLYMEN WHO RE TEACHERS, PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE, BUSINESSMEN AND PROVINCIAL POLITICIANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD73XBSTU7NFXJ75MP9X1XIHH7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD73XBSTU7NFXJ75MP9X1XIHH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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