VNAF VIDEO

Graduation Ceremony of 1st Class of Dalat Military Academy

This video clip is re-edited from a French film documentary of the graduation ceremony of 1st Class of Dalat Military Academy. The narration mentioned that the formation of this 1st Class of officers serving in the National Armed Forces of Vietnam mirrored the training program of the St. Cyr in France.

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In the film, the narrator commented:
"A Dalat, la première promotion de l'école des cadres du Vietnam a reçue de la manière de Saint Cyr le baptême traditionel. Sa Majesté Bao Dai a remis leurs sabres au Major et au second de la promotion. Un des jeunes officiers qui encaderont demain cette armée nationale a symboliquement lancé 4 flèches aux 4 points cardinaux pour marquer la volonté des jeunes vietnamiens de défendre leur patrie d'où qu'elle soit menacée."