Aerial view of Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam. Smoke rises from ground. Depot and storage area near Saigon. The Saigon River. Ships and boats in the river.
Aerial view of United States army port facilities at Saigon River in South Vietnam. Ships harbored at dockyard. Road leads from Saigon to Bien Hoa Air Base. View of an airstrip. Aerial view of Bien Hoa Air Base with clouds in the foreground.
Aerial view 25th Infantry Base Division Base Camp at Cu Chi, South Vietnam. Depot and storage area near Saigon. 9th Infantry Division Camp Near Bencat shows tents and vehicles.
Prime Minister of Japan Eisaku Sato visits Vietnam. Prime Minister of Japan Eisaku Sato arrives at the Saigon airport. Prime Minister of South Vietnam,Nguyen Cao Ky and officials greet and receive him. Dignitaries walk past the lined up troops. Large crowd of civilians gather at the airport to greet Prime Minister Sato. Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky addresses gathering. Dignitaries wave at the gathering from the reviewing stand.
River and port facilities being developed in South Vietnam. Small buildings along the port. View of "Newport," built upriver from Saigon, by the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Views of 6oo foot permanent piers, with numerous vessels tied up in the port. A tractor emerges from USS Plumas County (LST-1083), Vietnamese workers prefabricating panels and trusses, at the Cameron Bay Engineer Site. A SeaLand Container ship at the new port, offloading containers on to 35-foot semi trailors. A Vietnamese dock worker secures a container onto a trailor and it drives away. Cargo ships unloading Conex Containers, which are moved by a forklift, on the dock.. Conex containers being used as quarters, dispensaries, offices, supply rooms, etc.
Vietnamese government faces 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 Vietnem. U.S. soldiers known as advisors stand beside a U.S. Army helicopter as they plan their strategy. U.S. Army helicopters stand 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 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 snipers begin shooting. U.S. soldiers take cover behind the crashed helicopter. A soldier running to safety in the water. A village set on fire by Communists in the Mekong Delta. View of wiped out villages.