Childrens' party in Vietnam DPR/TV/472

Accession Number F10112
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 5 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Date made October 1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

One of the most important Vietnamese festivals in the 'feast of light', and for children it resembles Christmas in the Western World. At Hoa Long village in Phuc Tuy Province Australian soldiers from the task force gave a special party for school children. The children enacted a Vietnamese dragon dance for the Australians. The troops handed out cakes, sweets, nuts soft drink and ice cream. Many of the children had not tasted ice cream before. Identified personnel: Lieutenant Tony White of Perth, Corporal Michael Dear of Melbourne.

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