• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL FORCE OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY RECENTLY TOOK OFF IN ROCKET FIRING HELICOPTERS FOR THE BINN LONG PROVINCE, 75 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    1.
    LS TROOPS AT AIRFIELD
    4 ft

    2.
    LS (PAN) HELICOPTERS
    7 ft

    3.
    MS TROOPS MARCHING TO HELICOPTERS (THREE SHOTS)
    16 ft

    4.
    MS CREW NEAR HELICOPTER
    19 1/2 ft

    5.
    CU ROCKETS
    21 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS CREW INTO HELICOPTER
    23 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS 'COPTER PREPARING TO TAKE OFF
    25 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS 'COPTERS TAKING OFF
    35 ft



    Initials CAP/S/MK/GAP/ECS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A SPECIAL FORCE OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY RECENTLY TOOK OFF IN ROCKET FIRING HELICOPTERS FOR THE BINN LONG PROVINCE, 75 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON.

    TWENTY HU-1B HELICOPTERS WERE USED FOR TRANSPORTING THE TROOPS TO THE PROVINCE WHERE THE TWO COMPANIES OF VIETCONG GUERRILLAS RECENTLY AMBUSHED A MILITARY CONVOY.

    IN THE AMBUSH, 13 GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE KILLED.TWO ARMOURED CARS AND THREE TRUCKS WERE DESTROYED.VIETCONG LOSSES WERE UNKNOWN.

    AT SAIGON'S MILITARY AIRPORT A VIETNAMESE MILITARY OBSERVATION PLANE WAS DESTROYED AFTER A MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION.ONE VIETNAMESE CORPORAL WAS REPORTED UNDER ARREST AS A SUSPECT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABF52BECXB9XGWJBK2SJBVRDZP
    Media URN:
    VLVABF52BECXB9XGWJBK2SJBVRDZP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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