• Short Summary

    Twenty four Americans were killed and 57 wounded in the first two weeks of the operation in support of South Vietnamese troops in Laos.

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    MV wounded soldiers waiting for transport
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    MV wounded soldier lifted from ambulance
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    MLV wounded being taken aboard transport aircraft
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    MV ambulance arriving & stopping by aircraft
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    MV wounded carried aboard aircraft
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    MC wounded lying in ambulance
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    CU ditto
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    SV wounded soldier lifted from ambulance
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    MV ambulance backing towards aircraft
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    CU soldier carried into aircraft (3 shots)
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    Initials PS/1710 PS/1736


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Twenty four Americans were killed and 57 wounded in the first two weeks of the operation in support of South Vietnamese troops in Laos. As the South Vietnamese troops thrust toward the Communist supply route known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the Communists retaliated with scattered attacks on both sides of the border. Most of the American casualties occurred in these retaliatory raids.

    The casualties are flown out hospital in Da Nang, Camran Bay and Saigon.

    The United States command says there are 9,000 Americans just south of the demilitarized zone in the north of South Vietnam. And so far, they say, casualties have been very light.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VQSMEZ1JIA7DEK6CMKCAA64Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VQSMEZ1JIA7DEK6CMKCAA64Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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