• Short Summary

    AN AUSTRALIAN SURGICAL TEAM -- FOUR DOCTORS AND FOUR NURSES -- IS MAKING A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE MEDICAL EFFORT IN WAR-TORN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS STREET SCENE (PAN) FOUR AUSTRALIAN NURSES WALKING TOWARDS HOSPITAL
    5 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS NURSES WALKING TO HOSPITAL
    12 ft

    3.
    MS TRISHAS IN FOREGROUND (PAN) NURSES ENTERING HOSPITAL
    17 ft

    4.
    MLS OUTPATIENTS WAITING TO BE ATTENDED
    19 ft

    5.
    MLS OUTPATIENTS (PAN) DOCTOR IAN RUSSELL OF CHADSTONE, WITH VIETNAMESE NURSE MISS LIEN, EXAMINE PATIENT
    24 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU DR. RUSSELL (PAN) PATIENT AND MISS LIEN
    28 ft

    7.
    CU MORE OUTPATIENTS WAITING, RELATIVES AND ONLOOKERS AMONG THEM
    29 ft

    8.
    CU DR. RUSSELL EXAMINES BOY
    33 ft

    9.
    CU MISS LIEN TALKS TO DR. RUSSELL
    36 ft

    10.
    MS MORE OUTPATIENTS AT ANOTHER SECTION OF HOSPITAL
    41 1/2 ft

    11.
    MS INTERIOR WARD (PAN) DR. DON MACLEISH OF SOUTH YARRA, EXAMINING PATIENT ON BED
    44 1/2 ft

    12.
    CU DR. MACLEISH
    46 ft

    13.
    MS DR. MACLEISH AND MISS LIEN
    49 1/2 ft

    14.
    CU SICK BABY ON BED
    53 ft

    15.
    CU DR. MACLEISH EXAMINES SAME BABY
    55 ft

    16.
    MS INTERIOR WARD (PAN) SISTER SUE TERRY OF MALVERN, INTO WARD AND CHECKS PROGRESS OF 3-YEAR-OLD CHILD, VICTIM OF VIETCONG OUTRAGE:
    61 ft

    17.
    CU SISTER TERRY
    62 1/2 ft

    18.
    MS SHE EXAMINES CHILD
    65 1/2 ft

    19.
    MCU SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS (TILT UP) SISTER NOELLE COURTNEY OF MURRUMBEENA, IN OPERATION THEATRE
    69 1/2 ft

    20.
    MCU ANAESTHETIST MISS CHAU PREPARING FOR OPERATION
    75 ft

    21.
    MS HUGE ELECTRICAL LAMP (TILT DOWN) OPERATION TABLE
    78 1/2 ft

    22.
    MS DR. RUSSELL OPERATING
    79 1/2 ft

    23.
    MS (LEFT TO RIGHT) MISS CHAU AND MR. THANH (INTERPRETER) LOOK ON
    81 ft

    24.
    MS SISTER JENNY JONES OF SOUTH YARRA TIES GOWN OF DR. RUSSELL
    85 1/2 ft

    25.
    MS MISS CHAU
    86 1/2 ft

    26.
    MS DR. RUSSELL OPERATING
    88 1/2 ft

    27.
    MS SISTER ANNE BOUCHER OF SOUTH YARRA HANDS SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS TO DR. RUSSELL
    94 1/2 ft

    28.
    MS OPERATION IN PROGRESS
    100 1/2 ft

    29.
    MLS VISITING HOURS FOR PATIENTS (TILT DOWN) RELATIVES EATING ON CORRIDOR
    104 ft

    30.
    MS BLOOD DONOR, MISS NHUONG, ON BED (TILT UP) DR. TIM MATTHEW OF MELBOURNE
    107 ft

    31.
    MLS MISS NHUONG ON BED
    109 ft

    32.
    CU DR. MATTHEW PINS BADGE ON MISS NHUONG (TWO SHOTS)
    114 ft

    33.
    CU MISS NHUONG (TILT UP) BADGE ON CHEST
    117 ft

    34.
    LS HOSPITAL COMPOUND (PAN) THREE DOCTORS AND ONE NURSE PLAYING TENNIS
    122 1/2 ft

    35.
    MLS TENNIS MATCH BEFORE DARK (FOUR SHOTS)
    129 1/2 ft

    36.
    MLS TENNIS COURT (PAN) HOMEGUARDS
    134

    37.
    MS HOMEGUARDS (TWO SHOTS)
    140 1/2 ft

    38.
    LS (PAN) HOSPITAL
    146 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN AUSTRALIAN SURGICAL TEAM -- FOUR DOCTORS AND FOUR NURSES -- IS MAKING A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE MEDICAL EFFORT IN WAR-TORN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE TEAM IS NOW IN LONG XUYEN, ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON. THEY ARE PART OF THE INCREASED AUSTRALIAN AID PROGRAMME TO VIETNAM.

    THE TEAM COME FROM THE ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL. EACH MEMBER WILL STAY FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS. THEY WILL BE RELIEVED AT INTERVALS BY OTHER PERSONNEL FROM THE SAME HOSPITAL. THIS, HOWEVER, ENSURES CONTINUITY IN THE WORKING SYSTEM OF THE TEAM, AS ALL HAVE BEEN TRAINED TOGETHER UNDER SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES IN AUSTRALIA.

    THE AREA WHERE THE TEAM IS WORKING IS A VIETCONG-FREE REGION AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST PROVINCES. THE POPULATION IS A MILITANT ANTI-COMMUNIST GROUP. THIS IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE SUCCESS OF THE WAR AGAINST THE VIETCONG IN THIS AREA. BEFORE THE TEAM ARRIVED IN LONG XUYEN, 350 ANTI-VIETCONG OPERATIONS WERE CARRIED OUT. THE TEAM MEMBERS ARE HOUSED IN A DOUBLE-STOREY BUILDING IN TOWN. THEY WALK TO THE HOSPITAL EACH MORNING.

    THE FIRST JOB IN THE MORNING FOR THE DOCTORS AND NURSES IS TO ATTEND TO THE OUTPATIENTS WITH THE HELP OF AN INTERPRETER. MANY RELATIVES AND CURIOUS ONLOOKERS GATHER WHILST THE DOCTOR CARRIES OUT HIS EXAMINATIONS.

    A VIETNAMESE ANAESTHETIST, MISS CHAU, ASSISTS THE AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS AND NURSES DURING AN OPERATION. AN INTERPRETER STANDS NEARBY TO TRANSLATE SPEEDILY FROM ONE TO THE OTHER.

    PATIENTS' RELATIVES OFTEN BRING ALONG THEIR OWN BLOOD DONORS. EACH DONOR IS GIVEN A RED CROSS BADGE. AT VISITING HOURS, PATIENTS VISIT EACH OTHER WHILE RELATIVES CAMP NEAR THE HOSPITAL OR CORRIDORS AND EAT NEAR THE WARDS. MOST OF THE PATIENTS IN THIS HOSPITAL ARE VICTIMS OF VIETCONG OUTRAGES IN NEARBY AREAS.

    WHENEVER POSSIBLE, THE TEAM PLAYS A FEW MINUTES OF TENNIS. NEARBY, THE LOCAL POPULAR FORCES (HOMEGUARDS) PREPARE FOR THE NIGHTLY PATROL AND DEFENCE OF THE TOWN, EVEN THOUGH CONSIDERED A VIETCONG-SAFE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQWUB810NJQDD5TVSCN8LY52L
    Media URN:
    VLVAQWUB810NJQDD5TVSCN8LY52L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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