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    THE VIET CONG STAGED A SIZEABLE ATTACK AGAINST DUG-IN AMERICAN TROOPS NEAR DANANG ON AT 30 OCT.

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    AFTERMATH OF THE ATTACK DEAD VIET CONG ETC..



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    WALTER MILLIS

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    Background: THE VIET CONG STAGED A SIZEABLE ATTACK AGAINST DUG-IN AMERICAN TROOPS NEAR DANANG ON AT 30 OCT. FIFTY SIX OF THE VIET CONG WERE KILLED IN WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS A "HUMAN WAVE" ASSAULT.

    THE ATTACK WAS THE FIRST BY THE VIET CONG AGAINST AMERICANS IN A FORTIFIED POSITION. AN ESTIMATED 400 VIET CONG STRUCK AT ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF MARINES GUARDING AN AMMUNITION DUMP ABOUT TEN MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG US AIRFIELD AT DANANG. THE VIET CONG ARMED ONLY WITH RIFLES AND GRENADES ATTEMPTED TO SWARM INTO THE FORTIFICATIONS.

    MARINE LOSSES WERE DESCRIBED AS MODERATE BUT REPORTERS SAID THIS WAS PROBABLY A EUPHEMISM FOR "HEAVY." AMONG THE DEAD VIET CONG WAS A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD BOY WHO THE DAY BEFORE HAD BEEN SELLING SOFT DRINKS TO THE MARINES IN THE COMPOUND. A MAP OF THE MARINE POSITION WAS FOUND ON HIS BODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4U8DWJAVKYBNGUNC0HJPKFVYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4U8DWJAVKYBNGUNC0HJPKFVYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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