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    The Town of Hongai, noted for coal mine and fishing port, of Hanoi has become the target of U.

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    Background: The Town of Hongai, noted for coal mine and fishing port, of Hanoi has become the target of U.S. and South Vietnam bombardment since 5th August, 1964 (the first Tonkin Bay raid) and the militia men and women of Hongai town are regimented to be trained for anti-aircraft shooting against possible American airraid. U.S. Air forces both from the carriers and the ground (Danang) continue to bomb this fishing port and the coal mine repeatedly since February as Hongai coal mine is key industry of North Vietnam. Coal mine workers, labourers, engineers, citizen of Hongai even telephone operators (girls) are trained for anti-aircraft shooting as they had shot down few U.S. and South Vietnamese skyraiders and U.S. jets by themselves. Now they are instructed by the headquarters of North Vietnamese people's Defense forces that they should practice shooting day and night for possible U.S. or South Vietnamese ground forces landing on the beach of Hongai. The small fishing port has been fortified and a large numbers of anti-aircraft guns units were placed around the famous coal mine as it is the most important industry for North Vietnamese and militia men and women redouble their efforts for training for shooting. They are pretty happy to hear that Red China for training for shooting. They are pretty happy to hear that Red China will reinforce more anti-aircraft guns and other new equipments for possible

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EI3BS8FS3CX6626MN8AXEDOE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EI3BS8FS3CX6626MN8AXEDOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    N/A

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