• Short Summary

    WITH TENSION MOUNTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, FOLLOWING THE CRISIS IN NORTH VIETNAM, AMERICA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SHE IS GOING TO PUT MORE MILITARY ADVISER AND CIVILIAN SUPPORT GROUPS INTO SOUTH VIETNAM TO STRENGTHEN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG GUERRILLAS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV LOSS BORDER PAN TO SENTRY ON DUTY.
    0.11

    2.
    SV SENTRY WITH STEN GUN.
    0.15

    3.
    CU DITTO.
    0.17

    4.
    SV PAN FROM SENTRY TO VILLAGE AND OTHER TROOPS.
    0.26

    5.
    GV VILLAGE.
    0.36

    6.
    CU FLAG FLYING.
    0.39

    7.
    LV TROOPS WITH RIFLES IN TRENCHES.
    0.44

    8.
    CU SOLDIERS (3 SHOTS).
    0.52

    9.
    LV PAN OVER SOLDIERS IN TRENCH.
    0.57

    10.
    SV SENTRY ON GUARD RIDGE OF LAOS BORDER IN B/G.
    1.01



    Initials DR/A/AW/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH TENSION MOUNTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, FOLLOWING THE CRISIS IN NORTH VIETNAM, AMERICA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SHE IS GOING TO PUT MORE MILITARY ADVISER AND CIVILIAN SUPPORT GROUPS INTO SOUTH VIETNAM TO STRENGTHEN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE VIETCONG GUERRILLAS.

    THE UNITED STATES ALREADY HAS BOUT 16,000 MEN IN SOUTH VIETNAM SERVING AS ADVISERS, AS TRAINING PERSONNEL FOR LOCAL FORCES AND AS COMBAT ADVISERS IN ACTION AGAINST THE GUERRILLAS IN THE FIELD. MANY OF THEM ARE WORKING WITH SMALL GROUPS OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN BORDER OUTPOSTS, SUCH AS ASHAU, AS FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE LAOTIAN BORDER IN THE NORTH-WEST AREA OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    AT THE OUTPOST, THE TROOPS NOT ONLY WATCH FOR THE POSSIBLE MOVEMENT OF VIETCONG REINFORCEMENTS FROM LAOS, BUT ALSO KEEP SCATTERED GROUPS OF GUERRILLAS INT HE AREA ON THE MOVE, TO PREVENT THEM FROM REGROUPING.

    MOST OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN AWAY BY THE GUERRILLAS. THOSE WHO ARE LEFT HAVE MOVED TO LIVE NEAR THE POST. THE SPECIAL FORCE WHO OPERATE IN THE AREA ARE IN A VERY VULNERABLE POSITION. AT TIMES THE VIETCONG APPROACH WITHIN 200 YARDS OF THE OUTPOST BEFORE BEING DRIVEN OFF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5AGNK1IKFE2UXL45FW1EEFYHG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AGNK1IKFE2UXL45FW1EEFYHG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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