United States Vice President, Richard Nixon arrives at Rue Gia Long palace in Saigon, Vietnam. Flags of two countries fly atop the palace. Soldiers dressed in white stand for an honor guard. Vice President Nixon along with other officials from Vietnam enter the palace where they have a meeting. After the meeting they come out of the palace.
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.
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.
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.
United States Vice President, Richard Nixon and his wife, aboard a U.S. Military Air Transport Command C-121 aircraft, arrive at Saigon airport in Vietnam. A Vietnamese woman (Tran My Hue) greets the Vice President's wife with flowers. Vice President stands in attention as a Vietnamese army officer salutes next to him as it drizzles. He inspects the honor guard by Vietnamese soldiers and also speaks to soldiers.
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.