Television broadcast of U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House in Washington DC, United States on the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam on 29th March 1973 during the Vietnam War. The White House. The Seal of the President of the United States. The President talks about that period of the Vietnam War when he joined the office and speaks about the program he initiated to end the war. He says American prisoners are on their way from Vietnam and people of South Vietnam are now free to choose their government. He says North Vietnam is not complying with few provisions of the Peace Agreement. He says that they should honor all those American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. He refers to the difficult days of the war including the moratorium to end the war which was organized on October 15, 1969 when millions of Americans took day off from work and schools to participate in local demonstrations against the war. Nixon refers to the period of April 1971 when he ordered attacks on Communist bases in Cambodia. He talks about the period of May 1972 when he ordered air strikes in North Vietnam and the period of December 1972 when he ordered more air strikes.
USAF Strategic Air Command (SAC) in South East Asia during the Vietnam War. USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress in flight. The pilot in the cockpit of aircraft. The B-52 drops bombs over targets and troops concentration area. Explosions and smoke rise from ground. Aerial views of ground and craters on ground. Operations conducted at various locations by the SAC in 1969.
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.
A news special report about U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House about Vietnam War. A news correspondent reads news about the current status of war in Vietnam. President Nixon speaks from an office in the White House. President Nixon during his famous 'Silent Majority' speech. Richard Nixon details the history of Vietnam War and the ways North Vietnamese communists adopted to impose their government in South Vietnam. He says that immediate withdrawal of the United States forces would be a disaster for South Vietnam and the U.S. as well. He talks about steps taken to resume peace in the region and the progress of Paris Peace Talks.
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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and President of South Vietnam Thieu in Midway Island during Vietnam War. A limousine parked in front of a building. U.S. President Richard Nixon emerges out of the limousine and walks into the Commanding Officer's headquarters. A U.S. Navy officer and several officials beside the vehicle. The members of press and spectators standing in a garden outside the Commanding Officer's quarters. U.S. President Nixon and President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu standing on a stage during the press conference in the Midway Auditorium. President Nguyen Van Thieu speaking at the microphone. President Nixon listening to President Thieu. The Presidents shake hands and walk from the stage.