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1st Independence Anniversary National Day celebration

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Summary
First Anniversary of the overthrow of the dictatorship of Ngo Dinh Diem. The parade was reviewed by the first civilian government since the end of the Diem Regime. Vietnamese Honor Guard assembled in street. LSs, dignitaries arrive and take their places in review stand. MSs, CUs, military band playing. MS, CU, children looking thru iron fence. LS, Dalat Military Academy troops pass in review. Army Medical Corps troops parade past. LS, Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh, outgoing Prime Minister, arriving and walking to review stand. MS, Maj. Gen. Khanh chats with Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Comd., US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. European officers and dignitaries in stand. LS, civilian Chief of State Phan Khac Suu arrives. Gen. Westmoreland and officer. European officers in stand. Phan Khac Suu walks up steps. VS, notables in stand include Maj. Gen. Duong Van Minh (Big Minh), outgoing Chief of State Phan Khac Suu. Europeans and Americans in stand. Gen. Minh and Chief of State Phan Khac Suu in stand. CUs, children watching thru bars of fence. Spectators in stand. Notables salute. Viet Special Forces parade past. Chief of State gets into car after parade.
Topics
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Nationalism and communism, Parade, Phan Khac Suu, Anniversaries, Military, National liberation movements, Honor guards, Civilians, Ngo, Dinh Diem, 1901-1963, Westmoreland, William C. (William Childs), 1914-2005, Duong, Van Minh, 1916-, Nguyan, Khanh
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