John Campbell Collection
USOM/Office of Rural Affairs, Saigon
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Stereo [3.75])
PSYWAR Tape 5 Time: 5 minutes Speed: 3 3/4 (This tape is a two-part message. The first message is an appeal to the people in a hamlet to stand by their firing position when under VC attack, that help is coming, following the VIETNAM national Anthem. (2 times) The second message is a warning to the VC attacking the hamlet to get out of the area, that aircraft are coming to bomb them. Both messages are in the South Vietnamese dialect, spoken by a man. Between the first message and the second message, there is a 15 second interval (The cycle is repeated continuously) ENGLISH: This is a two-part tape. The first message is to encourage defenders of friendly hamlets under attack by the VC. The second message is to warn the VC that our aircraft are on the way to help the friendly village. The first message will begin in ten second. First Message - 10 seconds, Music of the Vietnamese National Anthem Male Voice: Compatriots (2 times) to our firing posts. The Vietcong cannot take this hamlet. Help is on the way. The Viet Cong will die. Fight to protect your loved ones. Our airplanes are coming to help you. You are heroes in the traditions of Tran Hung Dao and Le Van Duyet. Help is coming, help is coming. Stand and fight the Viet Cong, help is coming. (Then repeat) (5 seconds - music, the end of the VN Nationl Anthem) (Then repeat) 5 seconds blank tape Second Message - Male voice: Look to your right and left. The men you see there will soon be dead. This hamlet will not surrender. Many airplanes are coming to help them. These airplanes have bombs and rockets, which will kill you. We are too strong for you. You are going to your death. Fall back. Fall back before you die. 15 seconds, Music then repeat After the repeat - 30 seconds, sounds of approaching airplanes and helicopters - and 10 seconds of marching music.
Vietnamese PSYWAR, Undated, John Campbell Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 20 Apr. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=036AU0779>.
Pub. Credit Line
036AU0779, John Campbell Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 20 Aug 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]