- Title: CF914
Various shots of soldiers in the jungle in Vietnam. Quick shot of clapboard “14 oct 65 cameraman Dardzinski” Shot of Vietnamese family in traditional costume. Close up of Vietnamese woman’s face, looking scared. Close up of two Vietnamese children. Close ups of US soldiers walking through the jungle. Shot of old frail Vietnamese woman with family around. They look onto US soldiers. Vietnamese soldier talks to woman and to young Vietnamese woman holding baby. US soldier has ankle cleaned/treated.
US soldiers walk through stream. VS of Vietnamese locals. Young children, women, old frail men and women. Close up of sores on old man’s foot. Close up of old Vietnamese woman. Locals gather, a Vietnamese soldier walks through them smoking. Shot of pigs. Pan shot of rural Vietnamese village. Soldier looks into a house. Locals talk to a Vietnamese soldier. US soldiers walk in line. A US soldier smoking hands out what looks like medication (or candy/sweets) to locals. A soldier points to his watch and puts up four fingers.
Good WS of US soldiers in field. Shot of helicopter flying overhead. Soldiers wade through rice fields. Shot of helicopter landing. VS US soldiers carry baskets of grain to the helicopter. Shot from inside the helicopter as it takes off. Shot of Vietnamese countryside from the helicopter. Shot of helicopter taking off from the ground. CU helicopter pilot wearing aviators. CU rifle.
09:29:22 – 13:44:00
US soldiers talking to Vietnamese soldier. VS and CUs of US soldiers talking. Soldiers walking down path in jungle. Military vehicles driving past. US soldiers searching a local village. A Vietnamese soldier sets fire to the straw roof. Shot of roofs of village on fire. VS of soldiers walking around the deserted village. US soldiers squat down and drink water. Shot of tin bowls of water and soldiers filling up their flasks. Vietnamese soldier drinking. Shot of what looks like a military vehicle winching something out of a ditch. VS soldiers in a forest. One soldier using a metal detector.
13:45:00 – 16:42:17
US soldiers digging in ground for mines. Two men hold a man as he descends head first down a hole and then back out. A small explosion from a hole. Shot of smoke coming from the hole. Short of soldier crawling quickly away from another hole in the ground as another exoplosion goes off. Soldier dealing with electrical appliance. Shot of a wooded area and a small explosion going off. Soldiers walking around Vietnamese countryside and in rural village. VS of local woman smoking talking to soldiers. Soldier looks through pile of wood under house.
Soldiers walking through countryside and rural village. Dusty landscape. Shot of soldiers lined up outside a formal building. Two men shake hands by a flag as soldiers salute. Flag of South Vietnam is hoisted up flagpole. Military salute as the flag is fixed in place. VS of South Vietnamese women soldiers saluting and marching.
VS of US and Vietnamese military personnel sitting around a table in an office examining plans/a map. Two men look at a poster that has Vietnamese writing saying “Board of Directors”. Shot of Vietnamese soldiers standing next to a pile of rifles. VS of bombed out buildings. Dog amongst the debris. Many shots of killed Vietnamese citizens amongst the bombed out wreckage.
Soldier handling wire and various objects. Soldier smashes up a small canoe. VS of rural village. Shot of US soldier coming out of Vietnamese house, holding a syringe. Another soldier comes over to look at it. VS of locals sitting in grass. Night time shots of village and US soldiers. Soldiers talk to a local Vietnamese man.
Night time shots of soldiers walking through village and into houses. One soldier examines a Vietnamese man’s papers. VS shots of men smoking and being questioned by soldiers. A soldier ties a man’s arms with string behind his back. Shot of man being blindfolded by soldiers. WS of man being examined with a metal detector as two others are blindfolded next to him. Shot of US soldiers leading blindfolded Vietnamese men off the back of cars. US soldier writes labels and attaches them to the men. Two men are led off. WS of jungle and a big explosion in the background. VS of planes flying over with explosions going off. Shot of Red Cross ambulance helicopter taking off.
- Keywords:USA, SIXTIES, VIETNAM WAR, VILLAGE SEARCHED, BODIES, BOMB DISPOSAL.
- Master Title:CF914