Units of the United States 7th Fleet, operating off the coast of Vietnam, have been supporting government troops hard-pressed in the South, and attacking targets in the North.
GV Ship on horizon with gun barrel in foreground
LV Shoreline with explosions
SV Observers on bridge
SV Guns firing from ships (4 shots)
CU Observer with telescope
SV Guns continue to fire and LV shore (3 shots)
GV PAN ships of 7th Fleet at sea
GTV Aircraft on board USS America
SV PAN technicians arming aircraft with bombs (3 shots)
GTV Aircraft prepare to take off (2 shots)
GV Aircraft taking off (3 shots)
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Background: Units of the United States 7th Fleet, operating off the coast of Vietnam, have been supporting government troops hard-pressed in the South, and attacking targets in the North.
The guns and 'planes of the Fleet are among the most powerful weapons now being used by the United States, in its war effort.
US attacks on the North last weed reached the second highest peak since bombing was resumed in response to the current Communist offensive.
Land and carrier based aircraft have flown as many as 340 raids in a 24 hour period....hitting military installations, airports and rail centres in the North.
This film was shot during the Fleet's operations, in support of South Vietnamese Marines in Quang Tri province, and while raids were being made on the North.