• Short Summary

    Elite troops of the South Vietnamese army continue to struggle towards the besieged provincial capital of An Loc, 100 kms from Saigon.

  • Description

    1.
    Guns firing (3 shots)
    12 ft

    2.
    Troops moving (2 shots)
    19 ft

    3.
    Radio man
    0.20

    4.
    Troops running (2 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    Troops (2 shots)
    0.33

    6.
    Incoming rocket and troops running (4 shots)
    44 ft

    7.
    Troops firing (5 shots)
    62 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Elite troops of the South Vietnamese army continue to struggle towards the besieged provincial capital of An Loc, 100 kms from Saigon. They are with 2 km of the battered rubber township and still unable to advance in face of fierce resistance from the encircling North Vietnamese forces.

    Although the South Vietnamese Rangers continue to press their attacks through the bomb-scarred scrub beside Highway ??? which leads direct from An Loc to Saigon, they are being seriously battered by accurate rocket and artillery fire from NVA positions hidden in nearby jungle. When this film was shot, the attacking troops and the Visnews cameramen were pinned down by Communist fire; the attack was later abandoned.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA233BA58XZA14A3B0P66PLKTXO
    Media URN:
    VLVA233BA58XZA14A3B0P66PLKTXO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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