• Short Summary

    Elements of the 4th Marine Regiment conduct a recent search and destroy mission through known Viet Cong territory about 40 miles south of Chu Lai.

  • Description

    (a).
    Marine patrol crossing open area


    (b).
    Patrol advancing along road


    (c).
    Marines discover punji sticks, placed by the VC to slow the advance


    (d).
    Patrol is fired upon while moving through wooded area


    (e).
    Marines take cover in a trench and return the fire


    (f).
    Marines on the attack, advancing, firing rifle


    (g).
    Patrol members searching hut


    (h).
    Viet Cong routed from tunnels)


    (i).
    Marines searching another out


    (j).
    Viet Cong appeared


    (k).
    Prisoner loaded on truck and returned to rear area for interrogation




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: 105' 16mm color master released to CBS-TV for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color master to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island City 1, New York, within 72 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Elements of the 4th Marine Regiment conduct a recent search and destroy mission through known Viet Cong territory about 40 miles south of Chu Lai.

    The mission, part of Operation Double Eagle, consisted of a company size sweep, searching for Viet Cong. Operation Double Eagle is the largest amphibious operation to date in the Republic of Vietnam.

    This film shows a marine patrol coming under Viet Cong fire while advancing through a wooded area. The marines return the fire and continue the advance to rout the Viet Cong from tunnels and grass shacks. Several Viet Cong were captured and a number of suspects detained.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y8EGEASBUK926XA84GT6FNWE
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y8EGEASBUK926XA84GT6FNWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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