• Short Summary

    Route 9, the road which carried most of the westward drive into Laos, is proving a difficult road for the South Vietnamese to keep under their control, in spite of considerable American air support.

  • Description

    1.
    Aerial View - PAN ALONG Route 9
    0.05

    2.
    LV Helicopter in air PAN DOWN to road
    0.16

    3.
    LV Helicopters in air
    0.21

    4.
    GV & SV South Vietnamese engineers loading supplies at Laos border
    0.29

    5.
    GV Supply and fuel trucks turning back (3 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    GV US helicopter flying low over jungle along Route 9
    1.01

    7.
    GV Damaged helicopters brought in by other helicopter to Khesang
    1.10

    8.
    GV Road, PAN to thick jungle
    1.18

    9.
    SV Dirt bunkers PAN to road
    1.34

    10.
    GV Trucks along road (2 shots)
    1.46



    Initials OS/004 MF/PN/OS


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Route 9, the road which carried most of the westward drive into Laos, is proving a difficult road for the South Vietnamese to keep under their control, in spite of considerable American air support. The helicopters that fly regularly along the road with supplies, fly at low level, and are easy targets for Communist gunners; and the narrow, jungle road is perfect terrain for Communist guerrillas to ambush convoys. This film follows the road into Laos, where the number of supply convoys is decreasing rapidly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67KNI28QJI6EZOITGV27NYB9R
    Media URN:
    VLVA67KNI28QJI6EZOITGV27NYB9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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