• Short Summary

    In South Vietnam, Government Forces intensified their air raids on communist targets following the loss of a provincial capital to communist troops on Tuesday (7 January).

  • Description


    BIEN HOA AIRBASE IN S. VIETNAM


    1.
    GV F-5 Aircraft being loaded with bombs and fuel (6 shots)
    0.35

    2.
    GV Aircraft taxiing
    0.48

    3.
    GV Aircraft taking off (2 shots)
    1.02

    4.
    GV Gunship being loaded with rockets (2 shots)
    1.17

    5.
    Aerial View rockets exploding over Mekong river
    1.22

    6.
    CU Artillery fire (3 shots)
    1.33

    7.
    GV Refugees walk past as bomb goes off in distance
    1.44


    24 KILOMETRES NORTH WEST OF PHNOM PENH


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    GV Trucks driving into Division Headquarters
    1.54

    9.
    GV Soldiers tie up remains of bodies PAN TO other bodies
    2.03

    10.
    GV PAN FROM Soldier picking up charred remains of body PAN TO burned body on bench
    2.18

    11.
    GV Man chasing away pigs eating dead bodies.
    2.37



    Initials ET/107 ET/147



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In South Vietnam, Government Forces intensified their air raids on communist targets following the loss of a provincial capital to communist troops on Tuesday (7 January).

    Government military sources said the F-5 and A-37 jets bombed logistic targets for two days from Tuesday in more the 60 "sorties" against the Viet Cong.

    Fierce fighting also continued in the Khmer Republic where communist-led insurgents clashed with Government forces in the New Year offensive.

    The insurgents had increased their pressure on the Khmer capital Phnom penh's vital Mekong River supply route.

    However, Government troops had some successes, including relieving a besieged divisional headquarters 16 miles (24 kilometres) northwest of the capital on Tuesday.

    During the week-long seige of the camp, it was reported that 80 people--20 soldiers and 60 civilians (dependents of soldiers) -- were killed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83VHUWVFSSB6EQDD3JQA8XH5H
    Media URN:
    VLVA83VHUWVFSSB6EQDD3JQA8XH5H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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