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Saigon French IndoChina 1952 stock footage and images

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French troops prepare for defense and airplanes drop bombs on a field in Vietnam, French Indo China.

French troops prepare for defense in Vietnam. French paratroopers trained in American planes and methods, train for future action in Indo-China. Low- flying American-made planes drop napalm bombs, score a major victory over the communists near Hanoi. Soldiers help the civilians after the bombarding and destruction in Saigon. Destroyed vehicles on street.

Date: 1952, January 28
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Trainees firing 40mm gun and on 3"/50 caliber gun aboard USS Gloucester (PF-22) in Saigon, French IndoChina

Training program aboard USS Gloucester (PF-22) in Saigon, French IndoChina. Trainees getting checked out on 40mm gun. Trainees firing 40mm gun. Trainees on 3" /50 caliber gun. Sea in the background.

Date: 1952, May 22
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French Army General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny arrives in Indochina in 1950. Later, in 1952, scenes of General Henri Navarre arriving.

High Commissioner and Commander in Chief, French Army General,Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, arrives in Indochina on a DC-3 airplane. He is greeted by the high ranking military and political leaders in the country. He reviews contingents of French military forces, meets and greets, seemingly countless, military officers, and many Vietnamese Government officials in white suits. Later, in 1952, French General Henri Navarre arrives by DC-4 aircraft (to replace General de Lattre de Tassigny, who died of cancer). He is greeted by French officers and officials.

Date: 1950, December
Duration: 2 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Tassigny,MacDonald and staff review troops and installations in Saigon,French Indochina during First Indochina War.

Arrival of General MacDonald in Saigon,French Indochina during First Indochina War. British,French and Vietnamese flags flutter in wind from flag pole. British General Commissioner for Northeast Asia ,Sir Malcolm MacDonald disembarks aircraft and arrives at Saigon from Doilat. French Army General, Jean De Lattre de Tassigny receives and greets Sir MacDonald. General Tassigny,Sir Donald and their staffs review troops. The Generals hand shakes with officers. They inspect installations and tank units. Sir MacDonald stands at attention as General Tassigny salutes at the British,French and Vietnamese flags at the airfield.

Date: 1949
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French Army General,Jean de Lattre de Tassigny arrives at French Indochina from Saigon during First Indochina War.

Arrival of General Tassigny in French Indochina during First Indochina War. Large crowd of civilians gather. French Army General,Jean de Lattre de Tassigny arrives from Saigon. Staff officers and Vietnamese officials welcome and receive General. Vietnamese girl presents bouquet to the General.

Date: 1949
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Air Force airlifts French paratroopers to Indochina.

Film opens showing entrance to cockpit of a U.S. Air Force Troop Carrier Douglas C-124 Globemaster aircraft en route from France to Indochina. A pilot is seen at the controls in the left seat, and the Aircraft Commander is observing from behind and between the pilots' seats. Close-up of number 3 and 4 engines with propellers turning as viewed from copilot's window. Two crew members are seen asleep on bunks in rear of flight deck compartment. Another is napping in a bulkhead seat. More views of engines running and propellers turning. Glimpse downward of land and clouds below. Close-up of Copilot in right seat of cockpit, wearing headset and making an announcement through his microphone. View of French paratroopers seated in cargo compartment, listening to the announcement from loudspeaker above them. Next, a French paratrooper passenger is seen opening contents of a flight lunch package. He uses the tiny can opener included in the package to open a can (with some difficulty). Paratroopers eating flight lunches.Two of the passengers playing chess on a miniature board with plug-in chessmen. Close-up of the chessboard. Co-pilot speaking on intercom again and a French paratrooper, wearing headset and microphone, speaking as well (likely translating). Glimpse of engine running on left wing. A different person (not in flight suit) at the controls in copilot's seat. The crew's Flight Engineer making throttle adjustments at his panel. View on the ground of French greeting party on the destination airfield to meet the arriving aircraft. Arriving C-124 aircraft taxiing on inboard engines only, as it proceeds along layers of pierced steel plank (Marsden matting) comprising the surface of airfield ramp. Views of French military waiting to greet arriving paratroopers. The aircrew's loadmaster lowering one of the aircraft's front loading ramps. French paratrooper passengers use it to leave the aircraft. (The other ramp is partially down and contains cartons and boxes.) Close-up of a French major in the greeting party. A woman greeting troopers, individually, as come down the ramp from the aircraft. Some French aircraft lined up on ramp, in background. (They appear to be Grumman F8F Bearcat aircraft.) Glimpse of an armed French Colonial (Tirailleurs Sénégalais) sentry standing near the aircraft. Troopers carrying cartons of rations from the aircraft and joining others preparing to board trucks for a ride to their quarters. Uniformed French soldiers in the greeting party help load heavy crate into an Army truck. Some troopers leave on trucks.

Date: 1952
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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