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CIA/Japan Radio News Film on Ho Chi Minh [Reel 2 of 5]

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Summary
No sound. Shots from a moving train of the countryside, towns, and cities. Aerial shots of a large city. Streets are full of bicyclists. Street markets sell baskets, flowers. Shots of an ornate temple or palace. Still images of horrific starvation or execution. Students conduct experiments in what appears to be an electrical engineering course. A different lecture in biology, with students examining fish. Factory workers clean and repair machinery. Babies in cribs at a nursery. Shots of a construction site. Shots of a strip mine. A man is interviewed. The interior of a textile factory is shown. Workers tend the machines, then break for lunch.
Topics
Students, Mines and mineral resources, Bicycles, Marketplaces, Textile factories, Factories
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