• Short Summary

    The National Guard offensive against Masaya has bogged down in the face of strong resistance from the Sandinistas.

  • Description


    Sandinista control point on road into city, various shots armed Sandis, guerrilla describing to newsmen roads into city, riding shots down main road,people on main road; national guard troops advancing through bus, tankutte (rubber wheeled armoured vehicle) advancing up road, soldiers into bush, firing as they advance; more of same and much firing, tankette firing cannon and machine gun
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    soldiers firing from prone position, running into bush, guardsmen with captured 50 cal machine gun guardsmen charging at small house, bodies of dead guerrillas and captured weapons, more shoring by guardsmen, another shot of tankette.
    400 ft



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    Background: The National Guard offensive against Masaya has bogged down in the face of strong resistance from the Sandinistas. Possibly because of the growing shortage of ammunition and the constant threat of imminent major rebel thrust against the capital, the guard has held on a major assault to be capture this key city. But fighting on the outskirts, if only small unit encounters, is continuous.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3ASKFQYC5CQXRFL7V7UVF8N0
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3ASKFQYC5CQXRFL7V7UVF8N0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:10:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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