The battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the South East Asian war is building up to a climax.
LV South Vietnamese base camp at Khe Sanh.
GTV Pan ditto.
MV Vice-President Ky talking to troops and inspecting captured weapons. (2 SHOTS).
SV & CU Captured weapons. (2 SHOTS).
LV & SV Army vehicles on road leading to base. (2 SHOTS)
GV American troops constructing new building. (2 SHOTS)
SV Visiting American officers.
SV & GV helicopters coming and going on way to Laos. (3 SHOTS).
SV Pan Vice-President Ky boards helicopter.
LV Helicopter takes off.
Initials PF/11.07 WLM/BO'B/PF/11.35
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Background: The battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the South East Asian war is building up to a climax. South Vietnam lost nearly a thousand troops killed last week; the United States Government is under severe firs from critics for its involvement in the war; and the U.S. Government itself is split over some of the issues.
Meanwhile, reports from the war front indicate that the battle could go either way from now, with both sides committing themselves heavily. The base for the operations, and current focal point of the war, is Khe Sanh in the mountains of South Vietnam. This production shows what is happening there.