Vietnam / Harry Dunkley

Place Asia: Vietnam, South Vietnam, Saigon
Accession Number F00300
Collection type Film
Measurement 29 min 41 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Dunkley, Harold Vaughan
Place made Vietnam
Date made 07-30 July 1964
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Copyright unknown - orphaned work


An 8mm film taken by Army Public Relations Photographer 245216 WO2 Harry Dunkley during his first of two visits to South Vietnam. Film opens with a close up of a stamped passport dated 1964. A hotel possibly in Singapore. Boarding a Pan American 707 and taking off showing views of the engines during take off and in flight. A map of Vietnam. Text describing Saigon. Aerial showing approach to Saigon. Arrival at Ton San Nhut Saigon's airport and US military air base. Military helicopters. A sign for Saigon. The Hotel Carevelle. Close up of Vietnamese currency notes. Sign for the Hotel Carevelle. Street scenes showing, vehicles, people, street hawkers and Vietnamese police. Saigon Catholic cathedral. Various civic buildings. The Continental Palace hotel. A Political rally, Vietnamese politicians, press photographers. Supporters holding banners one of which in English "Chinese Communists get out". Street scenes featuring studies of Vietnamese people, Buddhist monks, women in western and traditional dress. A French style pissoir. Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldiers in training at the Dong Da Training Centre. Training in village cordon and search. Village. Pretend Viet Cong dead and prisoners. Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) instructors at the training exercise. (see also F03662 BCINA TV prints AATTV South Vietnam DPR/TV/172). ARVN soldiers negotiating obstacle course and United States Army instructor. A river scene. ARVN soldiers on a road. Peasant children operating a pedal powered water wheel. Views of coastal mountains range showing fortifications. Sunset scene and park. In flight views from aircraft. Parked USAF Fairchild C-123 Provider transport aircraft with nose art 'Miss Behaven'. A Ro a fortified Special Forces camp and AATTV instructors. US Special Forces officer. United States Marine Corps Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw helicopters land at the base. AATTV engineer operating a bulldozer at the camp. Parked Cessna liaison aircraft and Choctaw helicopters. (see also F03662 BCINA TV prints AATTV South Vietnam DPR/TV/172). Aerials from helicopter flight showing terrain and other helicopters. United States Army de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft of the 18th Aviation Company displaying nose art 'Low Slow and Reliable'. Special Forces camp showing fortifications and buildings. Twilight scenes. Scenes filmed from moving vehicle showing villages, and ARVN troops moving from the road into the bush. A close up of Neil Davis BCINA cameramen one of the passengers sitting in the back of the vehicle. An AATTV officer interviewed at an ARVN artillery unit command post . A close up of a ARVN soldier. US Army Beaver takes off. Saigon, street scenes, the Astor hotel and Vietnamese construction workers.

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