• Short Summary

    WHILE AMERICAN TROOPS LAST WEEK WERE ENGAGED IN THEIR STRUGGLE TO CAPTURE HILL 875 NEAR DAK TO, SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS WERE CONTINUING THEIR PATROL OF THE RICE-RICH MEKONG DELTA.

  • Description

    1.
    LV TROOPS IN PADDY FIELDS
    0.04

    2.
    MLV HELICOPTER LANDS WITH MORE TROOPS
    0.09

    3.
    MV TROOPS IN PADDY FIELD
    0.12

    4.
    MV TROOPS IN JUNGLE (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    5.
    MV CROSSING RIVER (4 SHOTS)
    0.36

    6.
    MLV TROOPS THROUGH ANOTHER PADDY FIELD
    0.38

    7.
    MV COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
    0.41

    8.
    MV TROOPS CROSSING BRIDGE
    0.52

    9.
    MV TROOPS IN JUNGLE
    0.56

    10.
    LV OPERATION CONTINUES
    1.02



    Initials JSU/VS/JF/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WHILE AMERICAN TROOPS LAST WEEK WERE ENGAGED IN THEIR STRUGGLE TO CAPTURE HILL 875 NEAR DAK TO, SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS WERE CONTINUING THEIR PATROL OF THE RICE-RICH MEKONG DELTA. THEIR MISSION IS TO CLEAR THE AREA OF VIET CONG WHO HAVE SET UP A STRONGHOLD IN THE VICINITY.

    ABOUT 7,000,000 PEOPLE, ALMOST HALF OF THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION, LIVE IN THE MEKONG DELTA.

    BUT IT IS REMOTE AND DIFFICULT COUNTRY AND USUALLY THE ONLY WAY INTO OPERATIONAL AREAS FOR TROOPS IS BY HELICOPTER.

    THE BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY IN THE DELTA HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. EACH OPERATION OF THIS SORT INVOLVES THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS.

    MEANWHILE IN WASHINGTON THE UNITED STATES HAS BEGUN DRAWING UP LISTS OF NEW ARMS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO HELP THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE TO TAKE OVER A BIGGER WORKLOAD IN THE CONFLICT.

    EXPERTS IN WASHINGTON AND SAIGON ARE UNDER ORDERS TO GET THE INVENTORY READY BY 1 JANUARY, IN LINE WITH THE U.S. POLICY THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES BY "REVITALISED" TO ASSUME MORE FUNCTIONS NOW CARRIED OUT BY AMERICAN TROOPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB7SNBQ431NEAQ86W29ZPZZWRT
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7SNBQ431NEAQ86W29ZPZZWRT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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