Interior shots of ex-Vice-President Richard Milhouse Nixon standing on a theatre stage, addressing the camera:
"I recognise that I must demonstrate, demonstrate to the American people, the Republican Party leaders, to the Republican Party voters at large throughout this country, to independents and those Democrats who will vote Republican in 1968 that I can win and that I can do the job. I am prepared to meet that challenge.
That''s why I have decided that I will test my ability to win and my ability to cope with the issues in the fires of the primaries and not just in the smoke-filled rooms of Miami.
Er, and I, I suppose this will sound like a statement of some conceit but, as you enter a campaign, you must go in with confidence and I have great confidence - not cockiness but confidence. I believe I''m going to win the New Hampshire primary. I believe that I will come out the winner - the decisive winner - of the primaries and go on to win the nomination. And if I do that, I will be the strongest candidate and I believe I''ll defeat Lyndon Johnson."
Defeated in the November 1960 presidential election and humiliated two years later when he lost the race to become Governor of California, Richard M Nixon marks his return from the political wilderness by announcing his decision to enter the New Hampshire primary as the first step in securing the Republican Party candidacy for the November 1968 presidential contest.
Ky decorates distinguished Vietnamese soldiers
Saigon, South Vietnam - 10/03/1968.
1. Various shots taken in the centre of Saigon near the Soldier''s Memorial showing Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, accompanied by senior South Vietnamese military commanders, saluting a colour party and representatives from regular army, Rangers and Special Forces units.
2. Various shots of Ky, surrounded by Vietnamese and US press photographers and a US TV news crew, fixing a new battle honour streamer to a regimental or divisional colours and decorating Vietnamese officers for their bravery during the fierce fighting in the city that broke out on 31st January, the Vietnamese New Year or ''Tet'' festival. (24 feet)
3. Various shots showing middle-class volunteers for South Vietnam''s army reserve militia (the Regional Forces/Provisional Forces) armed with M-1 carbines sitting down and climbing into the back of a truck.
4. Various shots showing the volunteers at an army firing range being given basic instructions in how to operate their M-1 carbines by South Vietnamese army instructors.
5. Various shots showing the trainees on a firing range firing their weapons at targets (placards of fierce-looking Communist soldiers) on and inspecting the results; one volunteer finds out that he has been aiming slightly too high, missing the bullseye.
Saigon, South Vietnam - 10/03/1968. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky decorates South Vietnamese soldiers for gallantry during the Vietcong''s ''Tet'' offensive. Middle-class Vietnamese men receive military training from the South Vietnamese army.
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