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arrival U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Connally with U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker (white hair, glasses). Forgot: Prime Minister Khiem & cabinet were filmed arriving.
arrival of the 9 Supreme Court judges in their drag.
arrival Vice-President Yen from Taiwan.
arrival Madam Thieu (wearing light purple ao-dai - pronounced ow-zeye), and their 2 children: teenage girl wearing red ao-dai, young son wearing blue ao-dai with cap.
arrival Thieu/Huong cavalcade. Thieu out of car, then Vice-President Trans van Huong (pron. turn van hoong) - old guy wearing glasses and on cane.
Thieu & Huong walk to dais, join Madam Thieu and cabinet on dais - as the sit Prime Minister Trans Thien Khiem (pron. turn tee-en kim of kee-im) can be see between them.
two soldiers in ceremonial dress mount stand to await arrival of Thieu at flame.
Thieu mounts dais, lights inaugural flame in urn. (called the sacred flame) - 1 minute stand-to for the dead who died for nation. (sad song is played)
" back down from that dais.
guns boom out, &c. as Thieu installed.
" finishes speech, acknowledges people."
press stand was about 80 metres from Thieu and where most was happening - therefore even on 120mm lens there never was a close-up.
arrivals were identified by voice preceding the shot.
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