Aerial view of many helicopters parked on rain soaked ground at an air base in South Vietnam. American army officers (military advisers to South Vietnam) hold conversations while standing near a UH-1 Huey helicopter. Next, a group of ARVN (Army of Republic of Vietnam) troops boarding a U.S. Piasecki-H21 helicopter and a Sikorsky H-34. Armed ARVN troops are seated inside, on the floor of a helicopter. Aerial view from above, of UH-1 choppers flying low across the terrain near a coastline. View from helicopter flyiing low along a river. Closeup of a Piasecki-H21 flying past the camera. South Vietnamese soldier looking out the window of a chopper. ARVN exit a hovering helicopter into shallow water and slog towards their objective. View of jungle from helicopter in flight. U.S. officers confer as a wounded American adviser is carried, on a stretcher, from the jungle to a waiting UH-1 helicopter, for evacuation. He is placed in the medivac chopper next to a wounded ARVN soldier. Closeup of Two South Vietnamese navy officers standing on a boat. One points to a South Vietnamese river gunboat firing at the opposite shore. Gun are seen firing from another gunboat. ARVN troops charge the shore in an amphibious training exercise. They enter sandy areas and employ shrubbery as camouflage. View over shoulder of one firing his rifle. Views of ARVN troops firing weapons as they advance in jungles and firing a mortar. Closeup of a wounded South Vietnamese soldiers being tendedon a stretchers . Vietnamese women and girls dressed in ao dai waiting anxiously. A soldier burning incense and praying for a fallen comrade.
Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.
Activities of the United States Special Forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Montagnards lined up as Sargent Arthur C. Juniewicz of U.S. Special Forces gives away clothes, sleeping mats and shoes to them in South Vietnam. A Vietnamese man tries the shoes given to him. Men receive clothes and sleeping mats from Sargent Juniewicz. Montagnards lined up including a woman to get the clothes and shoes. Vietnamese men walk away in a line after getting clothes and shoes.
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.
Activities of the United States Special Forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Sargent Arthur C. Juniewicz of U.S. Special Forces gives candies to Montagnards children in a South Vietnamese village. Women also get candies from the Sargent. Child tied to a mothers back receives candy. Families of Montagnards in training. Sargent throws candies at a distance. An old Vietnamese woman with a large hole in her ear lobe. Sargent Juniewicz drives away in a jeep.
Activities of the Vietnamese Special Forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Vietnamese Special Forces Montagnard soldiers of Monuong tribe carry tin sheets and lace them near a bunker in Vietnam. A soldier hammers nails into the tin sheets. Sheets being placed on the bunker as a roof. A soldier cuts the edge of the tin sheet. A soldier hammers a nail into the tin roof of the bunker.