• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES WERE TO HAVE ENDED OFFICIALLY THEIR 45 DAY OPERATION IN SOUTHERN LAOS ON WEDNESDAY (24 MARCH), BUT THERE HAVE BEEN CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS.

  • Description

    1.
    Aerial View southern Laos and smoke and fire around Lao Bao (3 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    Aerial View 'copter flies out
    0.14

    3.
    Aerial View approaching Khe Sanh base (2 shots)
    0.22

    4.
    SV Troops watch helicopter arrive
    0.24

    5.
    LV Helicopter lands and troops out (2 shots)
    0.40

    6.
    LV Soldier on stretcher carried from helicopter
    0.48

    7.
    LV Helicopter flies over Khe Sanh base
    0.51

    8.
    SV Troops digging trench
    0.56

    9.
    LV Tank pulling out of base
    1.01

    10.
    GV Helicopter lifting supplies from base
    1.04

    11.
    SV Pan troops in trucks drive away
    1.15



    Initials PS/1945 JL/OS/2200



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES WERE TO HAVE ENDED OFFICIALLY THEIR 45 DAY OPERATION IN SOUTHERN LAOS ON WEDNESDAY (24 MARCH), BUT THERE HAVE BEEN CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS. THE SAIGON HIGH COMMAND SAID THERE WERE NO LONGER ANY GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN LAOS. A SPOKESMAN IN QUANG TRI, HOWEVER SAID THAT SOME FRESH TROOPS HAD BEEN SENT TO REINFORCE A HILLTOP OUTPOST JUST INSIDE LAOS.

    THE MAIN DRIVE INTO LAOS IS SAID TO HAVE COST SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES NEARLY FIFTY PERCENT CASUALTIES, SAIGON MILITARY SOURCES DISCLOSED.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN, TRAN HUU TRONG, HAS BEEN COVERING THE WITHDRAWAL OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES FORM LAOS. HE WAS AT LAO BAO, LAOS ON THE LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE OPERATION, AS THE TROOPS WERE BEING EVACUATED TO KHE SANH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7VZ40DSARREB3AWAALRVCMERK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VZ40DSARREB3AWAALRVCMERK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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