• Short Summary

    ADDITIONAL SCRIPTING MATERIAL
    THE POPULATION OF KONTUM WAS ONCE NUMBERED SOME TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE. IT HAS?

  • Description


    BULLOCK CART WITH WOOD, PAN TO ROAD LEADING TO MACV COMPOUND IN THE BACKGROUND.



    SOLDIER RATING (SEVERAL)



    SOLDIERS IN TOWN



    EXHIBITIONS OF CAPTURED VC WEAPONS AND PICTURES OF VC ATROCITIES HELD IN THE TOWNS CULTURAL HALL.



    CU OF ANTI VC SIGN



    PRACTICALLY DESERTED MARKET, HAWKER SELLING.



    GENERAL VIEW OF TOWN, HAWKER WALKING TOWARDS CAMERA.



    SIGN PAN TO SHOPS....MOST OF THE SHOPS ARE CLOSED.



    KONTUM FROM THE AIR AS I WINGED BACK TO SAIGON (SEVERAL).




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    Background: ADDITIONAL SCRIPTING MATERIAL
    THE POPULATION OF KONTUM WAS ONCE NUMBERED SOME TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE. IT HAS NOW DROPPED TO A MERE NINE THOUSAND ODD, ACCORDING TO BUSINESS CIRCLES HERE.

    MOST OF THE SHOPS ARE CLOSED AND ITS OWNERS FLED TO SAIGON TO START AFRESH. ACCORDING TO THE SAME SOURCES, THE VCS COLLECT MONTHLY 'TAXES' FROM THEM. "WE HAVE NO CHOICE IF WE WANT TO TRADE," GRUMBLED AN INDIAN CLOTH MERCHANT.

    THERE ARE ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AMERICANS IN KONTUM BUT THEY ARE BARELY SEEN IN TOWN UNLESS OF OFFICIAL DUTIES. THE TOWN CINEMA HALL IS CLOSED. FADING ANTI VC POSTERS ARE STRING ACROSS THE STREETS. PICTURES SHOWING VC ATROCITIES ARE ALSO EXHIBITED.

    FOR THE PEOPLE, THEY HAVE LEARNT TO LIVE WITH THE "WAR" AND MOVE ABOUT LEISURELY WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD.

    THE FALL ON DAK SUT HAS GIVEN THE VC A TIGHTER HOLD ON KONTUM. IT RECEIVES NIGHTLY VC FIRE EITHER IN THE FORM OF SMALL ARMS OR MORTAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASMEJFBL1W3PX65DOBG1UA3V0
    Media URN:
    VLVASMEJFBL1W3PX65DOBG1UA3V0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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