• Short Summary

    THE RUMBLE OF BUSTING BOMBS HERALDS OPERATION TWINKLE-TOES A HIT-AND-HOLD OPERATION ON THE SONG-BEE RIVER NORTH OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    1.
    GROUND TO AIR AIRCRAFT OVERHEAD DROPS BOMBS IN JUNGLE
    0.06

    2.
    SV TANKS ACROSS LAND
    0.11

    3.
    SV TANK THROUGH JUNGLE PAN TO ANOTHER
    0.17

    4.
    CU TANK DRIVER
    0.19

    5.
    SV TANK PUSHING DOWN TREE
    0.30

    6.
    LV TROOPS ALIGHT FROM HELICOPTER
    0.34

    7.
    SV TROOPS LEAVE HELICOPTER
    0.38

    8.
    SV TROOPS THROUGH JUNGLE (2 SHOTS)
    0.46

    9.
    SV SOLDIER THROUGH SWAMPLAND
    0.51

    10.
    SV RADIO OPERATOR THROUGH JUNGLE
    0.54

    11.
    SV SOLDIER TAKES POSITION BEHIND TREE
    0.59

    12.
    SV ANOTHER SOLDIER HIDDEN IN UNDERGROWTH
    1.02

    13.
    SV SOLDIER FIRING INTO BUNKER
    1.08

    14.
    SV RADIO OPERATOR STANDS BY
    1.12

    15.
    SV SOLDIER SEARCHES BUNKER
    1.17

    16.
    SV ANOTHER SOLDIER STANDS GUARD
    1.18

    17.
    STV & GTV DEAD NORTH VIETNAMESE BY BUNKER
    1.26



    Initials JDR/VS/BOB/GJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE RUMBLE OF BUSTING BOMBS HERALDS OPERATION TWINKLE-TOES A HIT-AND-HOLD OPERATION ON THE SONG-BEE RIVER NORTH OF SAIGON.

    VIETCONG SOLDIERS HAD SOME TOUGH FIGHTING AHEAD OF THEM AS U.S. TANKS MOVED INTO POSITION TO SUPPORT TROOPS OF THE 11TH U.S. AIR CAVALRY REGIMENT, ARRIVING BY HELICOPTER.

    WITH AIRCRAFT PROVIDING BOMB AND ROCKET SUPPORT, AND THE HEAVY GUNS OF THE TANKS, THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS MOVED CAUTIOUSLY INTO THE JUNGLE SEEKING VIETCONG STRONGPOINTS.

    IN THE JUNGLE, NOTHING IS NEUTRAL. THE SOLDIERS OF BOTH SIDES USE IT'S COVER.

    THE OBJECT OF THE OPERATION WAS TO DRIVE THE VIETCONG OUT OF THE AREA AND TO DESTROY THEIR INSTALLATIONS, BUNKERS, SUPPLY CACHES AND FOX-HOLES.

    THERE WERE FEW BUNKERS AND FEWER ENEMY SOLDIERS TO BE FOUND. BUT OPERATION TWINKLE-TOES WAS ANOTHER STEP IN THE LONG AND BLOODY WAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GQYLBBLLF20731NSS1ZGZF7X
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GQYLBBLLF20731NSS1ZGZF7X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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