The incidents over the past few days have increased tension in the Northern South Vietnamese city of Hue -- expected to be the next target in North Vietnam's drive South.
River bridges blown up.
Pan from rail bridge to motor bridge.
Soldiers at bridges.
Militia on Parade in Hue.
Old man holding flags.
Militia march through Hue.
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Background: The incidents over the past few days have increased tension in the Northern South Vietnamese city of Hue -- expected to be the next target in North Vietnam's drive South.
At the former American base of Camp Evans, fire gutted the motorworks. The cause of the blase is unknown. The workshops are vital to the South Vietnamese forward defences around Hue. The camp houses the tanks of the 18 armoured regiments, meanwhile at the My Chanh River, about 35 miles North of Hue two bridges have been destroyed by the North Vietnamese. One was a rail bridge, the other used by vehicles. To the North of the bridges, the North Vietnamese claim to be in full central. If they make their expected attack on Hue, the river will have to be crossed. American aircrafts are making attacks on suspected communist position to the North. And as the predicted attack on Hue draws nearer members of the People's Self-defence Force have been called out. The flag bearer for the PSDF is an old man who has seen many years of war in South Vietnam. He proudly wears medals, presumably most of which are from the French.
The South vietnamese claim there are ten thousand armed men in Hue willing to fight for the city. They will be divided into three mobile regiments (one for each sector of the city). The men are mostly former soldiers. Yesterday they marched through the city.