• Short Summary

    If the communist offensive on South Vietnam expected during the lunar new year holidays this month does take place, military authorities in South Vietnam feel it will be a concentrated attack on the Central Highlands area.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Petrol tanker
    0.06

    2.
    GV Convoy past camera
    0.13

    3.
    Travel shot. Convey along road
    0.16

    4.
    SV Soldier on truck with rifle
    0.21

    5.
    GV Mountain country near pass
    0.26

    6.
    Travel shot. Escort armoured jeep pass convoy
    0.34

    7.
    GTV Trucks crawling up hill
    0.42

    8.
    GV Helicopters flying above (2 shots)
    0.58

    9.
    TV Heavily armed truck up hill
    1.03

    10.
    Travel Shot. Tankers ahead
    1.12

    11.
    SV PAN Armoured car with machine gun
    1.17

    12.
    BV Driver
    1.20

    13.
    Travel shot. Convoy into Pleiku (2 shots)
    1.30



    Initials SGM/2135/SGM/2205


    T'RECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: If the communist offensive on South Vietnam expected during the lunar new year holidays this month does take place, military authorities in South Vietnam feel it will be a concentrated attack on the Central Highlands area. In the centre of the Highlands lies Pleiku -- a prime target for any major attack from the north. The town is supplied entirely by road -- along Highway 19, the most dangerous route to travel in South Vietnam at the moment. If this route was cut, Pleiku would be besieged -- so military escorts on the supply conveys to the town have been heavily reinforced in preparation for the worst. Two convoys a day travel to Pleiku, carrying one-and-a-half-million gallons of petrol and ten thousand tons of supplies each month. This film, which covers a hundred miles of the route into Pleiku, shows just how seriously military authorities are taking the threat of an offensive.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2MS9ZOL8IPFSEWEATRQ8X4WJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MS9ZOL8IPFSEWEATRQ8X4WJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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