Vice-President of United States Lyndon B. Johnson on a visit to Saigon in South Vietnam. Flags of both United States and South Vietnam seen. He is greeted by a flag waving crowd. Lyndon B. Johnson speaks from open top car. Cameramen takes photographs. He inspects Honor Guard and boards MATS (Military Air Transport Service) plane.
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.
A man dresses during Annual Parade in South Vietnam. This celebration is in honor of the Trung Sisters. Girls in parade in different uniforms. The dignitaries on chairs. A sign on the Hospital building. Injured girls on beds in the hospital after being attacked by Vietcong forces during the 1961 parade. Viet Cong guerrillas held captive.
Illustrated map and a route on map from North to South Vietnam used by Viet Cong.
Major events around the world in the year 1961, causing international tensions and crisis after crisis. A large crowd runs on roads during riots in Cairo caused by death of African anti-colonial leader Patrice Lumumba. Fidel Castro strengthens his regime in Cuba. Castro addresses a large crowd of his supporters. Warfare splits newly formed nation of Congo. A leader waves hands towards crowd of his supporters. Soldiers fire rifles and advance cautiously in grasslands of Laos and South Vietnam during Vietnam War. War between brothers in Algeria. Soldiers fight on streets of a town.
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.