Scenes in Vietnam following the First Indochina war
Vietnam Date:1954 Duration:2 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
North Vietnamese Vietminh establishing along the 17th Parallel following the Geneva Accords in 1954. Early morning street scene in Vietnam. Very few people about. A street cleaner at work. Shops lining the street. Many with signs in French. A man rolls a hand cart along the street. Buildings shown. Street sign refers to Grand Boulevard. Cattle walking along a street. Two French soldiers standing and a Vietnamese man sitting in front of a French hospital. An almost empty residential street. An old woman in black squatting in a doorway. Two women outside a barbed wire barrier. One scavenges in leaves on sidewalk. A boy and girl pose. Group of Viet Minh supporters, dressed in black, have difficulty carrying two North Vietnamese flags in a stiff breeze. Vietminh troops marching along a wet road, and across a railroad bridge. Several French officers walking with the leaders of the Vietminh troops. On the other side of the bridge, they pass a parked French armored car. Back on the bridge, a translater introduces a French officer to two Viet Minh Commanders who shake hands with him. North Vietnamese school children march through a makeshift Vietminh gateway and cross a railroad track. Others march alongside a railroad. A teacher and some students carry Vietminh flags. A brisk wind is blowing. The Vietnamese people gather in an open market place, near a river (possibly the Ben Hai River), where the Vietminh flag is flown. Villager placing Vietminh flag on her house. Many Vietminh flags flying. A market stall displaying pictures of Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong (aka Mao Tse-tung) for sale. Group of children pose by the pictures. Street scene in a town. Vietnamese people on sidewalks near shops. Signs are in French, but Vietminh flags fly on shops. The Lycee Albert Sarraut lyceum building in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese youth entering the school.
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