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American Experience; Nixon; Quang Tri report

Part of The Vietnam Collection.

04/11/1972

1. Good close shot - machine gunners firing tracer bullets – sound on film - dark, windy, wet weather.(28') _-_ 2. Sign "Quang Trung" and huge gun mounted on tank. United States military and Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Wounded coming off ambulance - hurting. Close shot - on stretcher, crudely bandaged, bloody, conscious.(45’) _-_ 3. Quang Tri. Date not clearly identified. ABC commentary says: “The only provincial capitol taken by NV Army... Fighting has raged for a week - deaths mounting on both sides...Then ordered United States air strikes halted to preserve the city, but South Vietnam strikes continue at will" 4. Good house-to-house fighting. Army of the Republic of Vietnam on bellies in house. Explosions. Firing anti-tank weapons. Badly wrecked building. Along road, soldiers carrying wounded. More explosions. Planes in air strikes nearby, wreckage and black smoke. (60')


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Quang Tri report

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.

Duration

00:03:58

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Antitank weapons
Vietnam (Republic)
Combat
United States--History--1945-
Tanks
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United States--Armed Forces
Vietnam (Republic)
United States--History, Military--20th century
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Quang Tri report,” 04/11/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3351210032C4BB0ACA3B373502A6A9E.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Quang Tri report.” 04/11/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3351210032C4BB0ACA3B373502A6A9E>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Quang Tri report. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3351210032C4BB0ACA3B373502A6A9E
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