American forces have discovered what is considered to be the largest cache of weapons yet found since the war began.
SV PAN Captured weapons
SV Two soldiers with rifles
SV Soldiers around jeep
SV Soldiers around base
SV Captured weapons (2 shots)
SCU Medical supplies
SV Captured weapons etc.
GV Sentry on guard outside Rang Rang Base Camp
SCU Sign "Forward Operational base U.S. Rangers Airborne"
TRAVELLING AERIAL SHOT of Army Base
SV Vietnamese soldiers on army bike (3 shots)
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Background: American forces have discovered what is considered to be the largest cache of weapons yet found since the war began. The weapons were taken to Rang Rang Base Camp where they were shown to the press.
The cache, in a series of tunnels, hidden by thick forests and protected with mines and booby traps, contained thousands of shells, assault rifles and multiple rocket launchers. This is linked to a newly discovered road which runs from the Cambodian border to within 37 miles of Saigon.
Military sources in Saigon said that it appeared that the Vietcong were continuing a troop build-up, but avoiding contact or fighting for the moment. There are believed to be more than 60,000 men massed in the third tactical region, which takes in the Ii provinces immediately surrounding Saigon and stretches from the Cambodian frontier to the South China Sea.
When this cache was discovered a booby-trap exploded, killing 16, and fierce fighting took place between the trapped Vietcong and the South Vietnamese and Americans.