Opening of South Vietnam Congress in Saigon - French, US and Vietnamese VIPs attend.
Unissued / unused material.
South Vietnam Congress opens in Saigon.
Banners announcing the National Congress in streets of Saigon. Shots of crowds in streets. Arrival at Saigon City Hall of Prince Buu-Loc. Imperial delegate and Prime Minister Nguyen Van Tam, Caodaist Pope Cong-Tag, opening the Congress. In grandstand, General Le Van Vien (Commander of the Bing Xuyen), Prince Buu-Loc and Prime Minister in their seats. Shots of audience. French General Navarre (c-in-c French Forces in Indochina), Governor General Gauthier, Donald Heath (American Ambassador in Indochina), Maurice Dejean. GVs of Congress. Prince Buu-Loc at the stand. Speech of President Nguyen Van Tam. Audience applauding. Stand with General Tran-Van-Goai and General Nguyen Cong Rieu (North Vietnamese delegate). MS two priests, delegates representing religious communities of Vietnam. LS exteriors of Saigon City Hall. LS placards in street.
Date on dope sheet is 19/10/1953.