• Short Summary

    A COMBINED OPERATION OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE PARACHUTISTS AND INFANTRY STRUCK FAST LAST WEEK AT AN IMPORTANT VIET CONG BASE IN JUNGLES 60 MILES SOUTH OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    1.
    AERIAL V FROM HELICOPTER - FLYING LOW.
    0.04

    2.
    SLV HELICOPTER LANDS.
    0.08

    3.
    SV TROOPS GETTING OUT OF HELICOPTER.
    0.09

    4.
    LV.PAN..TROOPS RUNNING ALONG FIELD.
    0.16

    5.
    GV TROOPS RUNNING (3 SHOTS)
    0.25

    6.
    GV TROOPS IN JUNGLE (3 SHOTS).
    0.35

    7.
    GV LARGE HUT IN VILLAGE.
    0.38

    8.
    GV TROOPS SEARCH HUT.
    0.42

    9.
    STV SOLDIER EXAMINING CAPTURED ARMS.
    0.45

    10.
    SV ENGINEERING LATHE.
    0.48

    11.
    GV SOLDIERS EXAMINING CAPTURED SHELLS.
    0.52

    12.
    SV.PAN...DITTO.
    0.56

    13.
    GV SOLDIERS IN VILLAGE.
    1.03

    14.
    LV & CU...HUTS BEING BURNT DOWN.
    1.08

    15.
    GV.PAN..VILLAGE BEING BURNT DOWN.
    1.12

    16.
    SV DITTO.
    1.16

    17.
    GV TROOPS LEAVING VILLAGE.
    1.19



    Initials PC/N/MGT/GH



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    Background: A COMBINED OPERATION OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE PARACHUTISTS AND INFANTRY STRUCK FAST LAST WEEK AT AN IMPORTANT VIET CONG BASE IN JUNGLES 60 MILES SOUTH OF SAIGON.

    THE BASE WAS SITUATED ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL IN THE PROVINCE OF TAY NINH, AND MANUFACTURED ARMS IN ADDITION TO FUNCTIONING AS A HOSPITAL. OVER 500 HOMEMADE GRENADES WERE FOUND AS WELL AS RIFLE BARRELS, MORTARS AND A LATHE USED IN PRODUCING THE ARMS. THE ATTACK MOVED INTO THE JUNGLE AND STRUCK THE BASE QUICKLY.

    IT WAS DESERTED BY THE TIME GOVERNMENT TROOPS REACHED THEIR TARGET BUT, AS THE ARMS-MACHINERY EQUIPMENT WAS ABANDONED, IT WAS THOUGHT THE ATTACK WAS A SURPRISE.

    A VIET CONG DEFECTOR SAID EACH PIECE OF ARMSMAKING EQUIPMENT HAD TO BE BROUGHT THROUGH THE JUNGLE BY HUMAN CARRIER AND REPLACEMENT PARTS WERE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET.

    WHEN THE ATTACKING FORCE REACHED THE BASE, FOOD REMAIN ON THE TABLES INDICATING THE FAST RETREAT. IT WAS ESTIMATED SOME THREE HUNDRED VIET CONG TROOPS WERE BASED THERE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88XR8XRYTZ0B39C7YE51O5EW
    Media URN:
    VLVA88XR8XRYTZ0B39C7YE51O5EW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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