• Short Summary

    HUNTING DOWN THE VIETCONG IN SOUTH VIETNAM -- THAT'S THE CHIEF TASK FOR GOVERNMENT FORCES KNOWN AS RANGERS.

  • Description

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    LV RANGERS MARCH OUT OF CAMP TOWARDS GATE.
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    2.
    SV SENTRY OPENS GATE AND RANGERS MARCH OUT.
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    3.
    LV (TOP VIEW - PAN) RANGERS OUT OF CAMP.
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    4.
    SCU COMMUNICATION UNIT.
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    5.
    SLV RANGERS MOVE INTO RUBBER PLANTATION.
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    6.
    SLV RANGERS CROSS JUNGLE STREAM.
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    7.
    LV RANGERS WALK ALONG AN OPEN FILED TRACK (3 SHOTS).
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    8.
    SV RANGER WALKING PAN TO BULLOCK-CART ON VILLAGE TRACK.
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    9.
    SV FEET PAN RANGERS WALKING ALONG VILLAGE ROAD.
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    Initials JT/V/MGT/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HUNTING DOWN THE VIETCONG IN SOUTH VIETNAM -- THAT'S THE CHIEF TASK FOR GOVERNMENT FORCES KNOWN AS RANGERS. DAY AFTER DAY, THEY PATROL THE PADDY-FIELDS, SLASH THEIR WAY THROUGH JUNGLE, STEAL ACROSS OPEN FARMLAND, AND WADE ALONG MUDDY RIVERS. IT IS A LONG AND ARDUOUS JOB, AND OFTEN WEEKS WILL GO BY WITHOUT SUCCESS.

    FOR THE RANGERS, THERE IS NO LET-UP. THE VIETCONG ARE EXTREMELY ELUSIVE, VANISHING JUST AS QUICKLY AND SILENTLY AS THEY STRIKE. IN WEAPONS AND MANPOWER, THE VIETCONG ARE UP AGAINST SUPERIOR ODDS, BUT RECENT VICTORIES HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR SKILL IN JUNGLE WARFARE.

    (MEANWHILE, ON THE SAIGON POLITICAL FRONT, SOUTH VIETNAM'S CIVILIAN AND MILITARY LEADERS TODAY (SATURDAY) SIGNED A FORMAL AGREEMENT AIMED AT RESOLVING THE THREE-WEEK-OLD GOVERNMENT CRISIS. UNDER IT, THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT NOW GETS FULL POWER, WHILE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO HAVE PARLIAMENT CONVENED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SEVERAL ARMY LEADERS WERE REPORTED TO BE UNHAPPY AT THE TRANSFER OF POWER.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABB0V01UQTXB9OKJ6ACFFHMCXG
    Media URN:
    VLVABB0V01UQTXB9OKJ6ACFFHMCXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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