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.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard on a tour of Vietnam. David Packard walks at a naval shipyard in Saigon. Commodore Tran Van Chon, Chief of Naval Operations ;Vietnamese Navy, walks with Mr Packard. U.S. Vice Admiral E. R. Zumwalt, Comnavforces, Vietnam and Mr. Packard look at Ferro cement boats that were built by Vietnamese at Vietnamee Naval shipyard. Mr Packard looks at the boats from the edge of the dock. Commodore Chon in the background. Mr.Packard chats with E. R. Zumwalt and they enter a car. The official party looks at some of the ribs of one of the boats under construction. Mr. Packard signs a log book. E. R. Zumwalt stands in the background in a building at the shipyard. Mr Packard is introduced to an officer of the Republic of Vietnam. The official party walks at the shipyard. Mr Packard talks with B Donohue, Director of Small Boat School, Saigon. The party in one of the rooms at the boat school. The party departs from the school. A young Vietnamese girl runs through a hall at the school.
Vietnam tour by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, David Packard. Mr.Packard enters the Vietnamese Naval shipyard, Saigon. A motorcade seen. Vietnamese personnel in the background. Cars enter a gate. Mr Packard meets Commodore Tran Van Chon, Chief of Naval Operations,Vietnamese Navy and Captain Bich, Commander of Republic of Vietnam Naval shipyard. Mr Packard meets with several Vietnamese officers. Mr Packard ; U.S. Vice Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Comnavforces, Vietnam and Commodore Chon look at the map of the shipyard. Mr Packard enters a car. The car moves. Republic of Vietnam military police in a jeep. The official party departs the shipyard.
Heavily crowded street outside the Saigon city hall in Saigon,Vietnam. Several pedestrians inside a flower farm. Different species of flowers can be seen. Flowers being loaded on vehicles.Two vietnamese girls look at flowers. An old gardener with flower pot in hands.Native men,women and children inside the Ben Thanh Market. Native woman buys pears. Natives buy crockery and sweets.
A CH-54 helicopter of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne is seen in flight on a combat assault mission. Interior and pilot are shown. Control panel is seen. The helicopter moves over a water body.
Scenes of Vietnamese people as they flee Hue during communist siege of the city in 1968 Tet offensive during the Vietnam War. Refugees with belongings run as city is bombed. Houses burned. Woman cries after crossing remains of a destroyed bridge over river. Scenes changes to one year later: Long line of Vietnamese on way to newly discovered mass grave on March 25, 1969. Vietnamese civilians dig and on March 27, 1969 they begin to uncover bodies in the sand which show signs of torture. Locals try to identify dead. Second mass grave uncovered. Dead bodies and body parts. Third mass burial uncovered. Men at local authorities meeting. Assembly point for hundreds of coffins. Incense burning. Mourners at coffin. Coffin opened and woman looks at remains. Flowers and incense burning on coffins. Buddhist ceremonies shows coffins prepared for procession. Women grieve. Shrine at cemetery.