A film titled 'Saigon Target Zero' on the 1968 Tet Offensive on Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Information about the role of Army of the Republic of Vietnam ( ARVN ) psychological warfare teams in defeating Viet Cong forces. Street scenes in Saigon in preparation for Tet. People on the streets. Buildings in an area. Tet is considered as sacred time of the year. People in a market. They pray in a church. Vietcong troops attack Saigon. Smoke rises from bombardment and firing. Burning buildings in the city. Heavy columns of smoke rise up from the burning buildings. People flee from the city. The U.S. Army and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) in action. Soldiers aboard military vehicles moving on a street. Soldiers with rifles walk along the streets and fire. The soldiers fire rifles. Smoke rises from the firing. Damaged buildings along street sides. Prisoners being taken by the troops.
Still photographs of French Marine infantry occupying Vietnam in late 19th Century. Pictures of Vietnamese resistance leaders, including 19th Century figure Phan Dinh Phung; early 20th century figure Phan Boi Chau, and Nguyen Sinh Cung (Ho Chi Minh). Houses in the village with thatched roofs. Well in front of one of the houses.
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.
Sailors aboard USS Gloucester (PF-22) during a training program in Saigon, Vietnam. Saigon harbor- various ships at river. Sailors aboard USS Gloucester (PF-22) and they stand beside railings as it moves towards Saigon. Sailors sitting at sidewalk tables at Majestic Hotel, Saigon. Three sailors sitting at table.
U.S. Navy Headquarters Support Activity at Saigon Public Workers Department in Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Saigon Public Workers Department building. Personnel stand in front of the building. A main street in the foreground. Trucks roll by, and bicycles and small cars on the street. Children walking alongside in the background in front of the building. A guard stands at the gate of Public Workers Department. A sign in the background. A sign over a doorway reads 'The USN Headquarters, Support Activity Public Works Dept'. Another sign reads 'Only Authorized Personnel Permitted in Shop Area'. A truck rolls down on the street. An officer walks past the rolling truck. A jeep parked in front of a building. The officer walks towards the building and enters the building. Another officer smoking cigarette walks out of the building. The officer who entered the building waits and then enters a room. Cars parked in front of the building. A vehicle drives and a sign on the vehicle reads 'Public Workers Department Emergency Service Crew Team'. The vehicle backs up. A man gives direction.
View from the top of an armored train as it leaves the Saigon railroad yard and passes through city of Saigon in Vietnam. The train takes a halt at a railway station. Armed ARVN ( Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers guard the station. Vietnamese civilians at the station. Train crosses the Saigon River railroad bridge. Vehicular traffic on roads running alongside tracks.