Film: 7899

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Silent + Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

Vietnam war.
25.11.64 - Silent - South Vietnamese troops armed with rifles walking carefully (and camouflaged with leaves) through paddy fields. A US army officer, in uniform, standing up. Line South Vietnamese troops advancing on village. Smoke rising from ground around hut. Soldiers advancing, lying down in ditch to take cover and fire rifles. Soldiers entering village. Vietnamese villager standing in front of hut with hands raised. He is ordered to the ground and searched. A villager running, a soldier shoots him, he falls. Troops running. A villager being searched. A Western soldier (perhaps New Zealand) laying bricks. Vietnamese children waving at the camera and larking about. (The soldiers could be building a school.) A large building with lots of bicycles parked outside it. More shots of Western soldiers involved in construction. Western soldiers fishing. A US army sergeant. A sign saying 'Kiwi Corner'.
12.1.67 - Sound - Dope sheet available - State of the Union reaction from Hartke and Ford in Washington D.C., U.S.A. Senator Vance Hartke claims that the government is not informing the nation how expensive the Vietnam war is and that the money spent on the war effort is reducing the amount of funds that are available for social legislation. Gerald Ford states that there was no call for reduction in non-military expenditure and the President are increased Federal taxation.


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