• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE OPERATION AGAINST THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL IN LAOS HAS COME TO AN END, AND THE DIVISIONS INVOLVED IN THE DRIVE ARE MAKING THEIR WAY BACK INTO SOUTH VIETNAM VIA HIGHWAY NINE -- UNDER A HEAVY NORTH VIETNAMESE ASSAULT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TANKS & ARMOURED VEHICLES ALONG ROUTE (3 SHOTS)
    0.10

    2.
    MV MACHINE-GUNNER ON TANK
    0.13

    3.
    TS BURNT OUT VEHICLE BY ROADSIDE
    0.18

    4.
    MV SOLDIER WITH RIFLE ON TANK
    0.21

    5.
    GV BURNING TROOP CARRIER BY ROADSIDE & ARMOURED VEHICLES ADVANCING
    0.29

    6.
    SV SOLDIERS ON TANK
    0.32

    7.
    GV TRACKING SHOT PAST TANKS & TROOPS FIRING (3 SHOTS)
    0.46

    8.
    MV SOLDIERS FIRING FORM TANK
    0.51

    9.
    SV CONVOY ALONG ROAD PAST DAMAGED TRUCKS & HELICOPTER (2 SHOTS)
    1.02

    10.
    SV DAMAGED TANK - BODY WRAPPED ON STRETCHER ALONGSIDE (2 SHOTS)
    1.07

    11.
    SV SOLDIERS HOOKING DAMAGED 175MM GUN TO TANK (3 SHOTS)
    1.25

    12.
    MV W/O DE JESUS INTERVIEWED (SOF)
    2.05

    13.
    GV TANK PULLING DAMAGED GUN
    2.11

    14.
    MV SOLDIERS FIRING FROM TANK
    2.18

    15.
    SV TANK ALONG ROAD
    2.21


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 12): REPORTER: ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS 175 MILLIMETRE GUN OUT OF HERE?



    CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER ANTONIO DE JESUS: WELL, I DON'T KNOW, BUT WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY.....WE MIGHT HAVE A PROBLEM, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN.



    REPORTER: ALL THE MEN ON THIS MISSION ARE VOLUNTEERS. IS THAT RIGHT?



    DE JESUS: THAT'S TRUE. THIS MORNING, I BEEN ASKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COME TO RECOVER THIS VEHICLES, AND THEY ALL VOLUNTEERED. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I HAD MORE VOLUNTEERS ;THAN I NEEDED.



    REPORTER: WHY DO THEY VOLUNTEER?



    DE JESUS: WELL, THEY EXPRESS IN DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT THE WHOLE THING AMOUNTS TO SOMEBODY'S GOT TO DO THE JOB.




    Initials SGM/0039 SGM/0134


    TELERECORDING original colour on 3436/71 132ft

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE OPERATION AGAINST THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL IN LAOS HAS COME TO AN END, AND THE DIVISIONS INVOLVED IN THE DRIVE ARE MAKING THEIR WAY BACK INTO SOUTH VIETNAM VIA HIGHWAY NINE -- UNDER A HEAVY NORTH VIETNAMESE ASSAULT. UNITED STATES FORCES, WHO GAVE AIR SUPPORT IN THE STRIKE AGAINST THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL, HAVE ALSO BEEN ATTACKED AT THEIR FORWARD BASE IN KHE SANH. CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN HEAVY ON BOTH SIDES. THIS FILM SHOWS A SOUTH VIETNAMESE RECOVERY UNIT TRYING TO SALVAGE DAMAGED TANKS AND ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS USED IN THE TRIAL FIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA590N78TYX2AY615O8R3BR4B2N
    Media URN:
    VLVA590N78TYX2AY615O8R3BR4B2N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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