U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon visits South Vietnam. Exteriors of a government building show Nixon and U.S. Army Lieutenant General John W. O'Daniel standing with Vietnamese officials in white suits. Civilians gathered holding banners. A large parade of South Vietnamese military units takes place, led by a marching band. Nixon stands with President of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem. Vice-President Nixon makes a brief statement into the microphone. He is followed by Colonel Nguyen Van Y, who also makes brief remarks. President Diem and Vice-President Nixon stand together and are joined by U.S. Ambassador Fritz Nolting. Crowd applauds and photographers take pictures from steps of the building.
Vietnamese government faces Vietnam war on two fronts from Buddhist majority and Viet Cong communists. The war is joined by a large number of students who take to the streets. The capital Saigon tuned into an armed camp. Barricades on roads as the army keeps a vigil among the public. A military tank in the city. A mass meeting called by President Diem's regime on the roads of Saigon. Numerous students and supporters gathered in the streets. Banners and posters in support of President Diem. The President makes a rare and brief appearance at the meeting. He inspects the Honor Guard. Madam Nhu and her husband, head of the secret police seen standing with children. Madam Nhu gives marathon interviews stating her views against the United States and President John F Kennedy. Ton That Dinh, Military Governer of Saigon at a press conference blaming foreign interventionists for the riots in Vietnam. Henry Cabot Lodge takes over as U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. Ambassador gives a statement to the media. He demands the ousting of President Diem's brother Nhu in order to continue American aid to Vietnam. U.S. soldiers known as advisors stand beside a U.S. Army helicopter as they plan their strategy. U.S. Army helicopters in a marshy swamp. Soldiers board the helicopters as they take off. The helicopters with U.S. and South Vietnam troops approach the Ca Mau Peninsula. A view of the village taken over by the Viet Cong Red Guerilla Band. Damaged houses near the water body. A helicopter down in a rice paddy. U.S. soldiers run to the safety of other helicopters as Communist Vietcong snipers begin shooting. U.S. soldiers take cover behind the crashed helicopter. An American soldier running to safety in the water. A village set on fire by North Vietnamese Communists in the Mekong Delta. View of wiped out villages.
United States Vice President, Richard Nixon visits a military training camp in Saigon, Vietnam. Vietnamese soldiers stand in a honor guard to welcome the dignitary. He watches the soldiers as they jump over wooden barriers during a training session. South Vietnamese soldiers practice firing as the Vice President with other officers looks on. Vietnamese soldier conveys a message over a wireless field telephone as Richard Nixon and other officials stand next to him.
Vehicles move on a new road from Bien Hoa to Saigon, in Vietnam. This highway was the main link between the main military airbase at Bien Hoa, and the capital, Saigon. Cars, an auto rickshaw and a van drive past on the road. A puddle of water alongside the road.Travelers ride motorbikes. Trees in the foreground. Heading towards Saigon from Bien Hoa, the South Vietnamese National Military cemetery (equivalent to U.S.Arlington cemetery) is visible, on the right hand side.
Activities of South Vietnamese soldiers in Saigon, South Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. Soldiers carry a wounded on a stretcher in a building. Soldiers hiding behind a wall fire rifles. Buildings and trees in the area. Soldiers on a military vehicle drive along a street. A wrecked vehicle and dead bodies of soldiers on the street. The soldiers carry casualties and load them onto a vehicle.
Activities of United States Military Police in Saigon, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Military Policemen on guard at the U.S. Embassy. They check the cars entering the embassy grounds. Joint MP patrol of the US, New Zealand, Australia and South Vietnam leave Provost Marshal headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) and tour downtown streets.