• Short Summary

    Fighting scaled down in South Vietnam yesterday (Thursday). Government military sources said it could either?

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    GV helicopters rest beside highway
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    MV helicopter and artillery
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    GV APC beside highway
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    4.
    GV and MV buses stopped along Highway Four (2 shots)
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    CU bus sign and zoom out
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    MV women selling food to passengers (2 shots)
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    MV and CU kids playing table football (3 shots)
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    GV woman pushing cart pan to buses
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fighting scaled down in South Vietnam yesterday (Thursday). Government military sources said it could either mean "the calm before the storm" or a positive reaction to political peace moves in Saigon.

    Along Highway Four linking Saigon with the Mekong Delta ricebowl, helicopters and artillery units simply waited for the next round of action. The whole of the government's Seventh Division is tied up keeping a 20-mile stretch of this highway open.

    So far, Communist attacks along the highway have only closed the road for one day and there's been no effect on food supplies to the capital where prices remain fairly stable.

    Control of this highway would be important for the Communists if they intend to strangle Saigon in the same way they did Phnom Penh.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABHE0SMVS9K89TPK8BB5E6QKZN
    Media URN:
    VLVABHE0SMVS9K89TPK8BB5E6QKZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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