• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE CIVILIANS ARE HOMELESS FOLLOWING AN ATTACK BY VIET CONG FORCES ON THE SUBURBS OF CHAU DOC CITY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN BURNT-OUT HOMES
    0.08

    2.
    LV CHILDREN AMONGST WRECKAGE
    0.14

    3.
    CU CHILD
    0.16

    4.
    SV PEOPLE LOOKING OVER BELONGINGS
    0.20

    5.
    SV WRECKAGE
    0.25

    6.
    SV MEN AND WOMEN SEARCHING AMONG WRECKAGE
    0.32

    7.
    LV CHILD SITTING AMONG BURNT-OUT HOMES
    0.36

    8.
    LV MEN CUTTING FROM MEAT FROM DEAD CATTLE (2 SHOTS)
    0.44

    9.
    SV MAN CUTTING UP MEAT
    0.51

    10.
    LV REFUGEES SITTING AMONG RUINS
    0.57

    11.
    GV PAN REFUGEES AMONG RUINS
    1.04



    Initials GL/VS/JH/MJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HUNDREDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE CIVILIANS ARE HOMELESS FOLLOWING AN ATTACK BY VIET CONG FORCES ON THE SUBURBS OF CHAU DOC CITY. THE INFILTRATORS, ESTIMATED AT ABOUT A COMPANY IN STRENGTH, WERE REPELLED BY REGIONAL TROOPS ARE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY.

    THE ATTACK CAME EARLY ON THURSDAY (15 MAY), AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS CLASHED WITH THE VIET CONG IN THE SUBURBS ABOUT 2 1/2 MILES (FOUR KMS) FROM THE CITY CENTRE. A NUMBER OF CIVILIANS WERE KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE BATTLE AND NEARLY 100 HOUSES WERE BURNT DOWN.

    AS THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS LEFT THE TOWN TO PURSUE THE FLEEING VIET CONG, VICTIMS OF THE FIGHTING SEARCHED THE RUINS OF THEIR HOMES FOR THEIR RELATIVES AND POSSESSIONS.

    AMONG THE CASUALTIES WAS A COW, AND THE VICTIMS LOST MOST TIME IN CUTTING UP THE DEAD ANIMAL FOR A MEAL IN THE OPEN AIR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VCEM4KO8HX383SJCIJOW1LRR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VCEM4KO8HX383SJCIJOW1LRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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