• Short Summary

    MORE CLASHES HAVE OCCURRED IN SOUTH VIETNAM BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND THE VIET CONG.

    A SERIOUS?

  • Description

    1.
    LV HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT
    0.03

    2.
    SV INT.. COCKPIT
    0.07

    3.
    GV SOLDIERS OVER BRIDGE
    0.10

    4.
    GV PAN..VILLAGE
    0.16

    5.
    SV SOLDIERS
    0.22

    6.
    GV CHARRED BODIES PAN UP TO HUT
    0.30

    7.
    GV SOLDIERS, ONE POINTS
    0.37

    8.
    SV HUT, PAN DOWN.. BODY IN DOORWAY
    0.42

    9.
    SV BODY
    0.43

    10.
    LV MEN PUT BODY ON STRETCHER AND COVER IT
    0.51

    11.
    SV PAN..SOLDIERS
    1.00

    12.
    GV MEN WALK BY WITH STRETCHER
    1.07

    13.
    GV U.S. ADVISOR FOLLOWS SOLDIERS
    1.20

    14.
    GV BODY CARRIED TO HELICOPTER
    1.30

    15.
    LV SOLDIERS LOOKING OVER BODIES
    1.34

    16.
    CU BODY PAN TO DEBRIS
    1.39

    17.
    SV SOLDIERS AND ???
    1.44

    18.
    SV SOLDIERS AND CAPTURED ARMS
    1.49

    19.
    SV DITTO
    1.54

    20.
    CU SOLDIER PICKS UP MINE
    2.00

    21.
    CU SOLDIER PICKS UP RIFLE
    2.09

    22.
    SV SOLDIER, PAN DOWN TO BODIES
    2.13

    23.
    SV SOLDIERS TALKING (U.S. ADVISOR)
    2.16

    24.
    LV SOLDIERS AND CAPTURED EQUIPMENT
    2.19



    Initials DE/V&N/MGT/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE CLASHES HAVE OCCURRED IN SOUTH VIETNAM BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND THE VIET CONG.

    A SERIOUS SETBACK WAS SUFFERED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 20) WHEN THE VIET CONG OVERRAN AN ISOLATED OUTPOST AFTER BOMBARDING IT HEAVILY WITH MORTAB FIRE. OF THE THIRTY-SIX MEN DEFENDING THE POST, SEVEN DIED, FIFTEEN WERE WOUNDED AND THE REMAINDER WERE CAPTURED BY THE RAIDERS.

    THE OUTPOST - PHU TUC - LIES IN THE MEKONG DELTA ABOUT FIFTY MILES FROM THE CAPITAL, SAIGON. HERE A 'HIDE-AND-SEEK' TYPE OF WARFARE HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME WITH GOVERNMENT FORCES CREEPING THROUGH DENSE PALM COVERED COUNTRYSIDE IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE VIET CONG. AFTER THE PHU TUC INCIDENT TROOPS WERE SENT OUT IN SEARCH OF THE BAND THAT ATTACKED THE OUTPOST, BUT THEY RAN INTO AN AMBUSH AND SUFFERED HEAVY LOSSES. FOUR AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE AMONG THE DEAD.

    A DISTRESSING SIGHT FOR GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND UNITED STATES ADVISORS WHO ENTERED THE VILLAGE SOON AFTER THE POST WAS ATTACKED. THEY FOUND IT ALMOST COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND AMONG THE RUBBLE LAY THE BODIES OF SEVEN OF THE DEFENDERS - SOME SO BADLY CHARRED BY FIRE TO BE ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE AS HUMAN FORMS.

    THE VILLAGE OF DINH MON - IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY WAS ALSO THE SCENE OF A BATTLE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VIET CONG LAST WEEK. HERE THE TABLES WERE TURNED AND IT WAS THE VIET CONG WHO FLED LEAVING SEVEN DEAD. GOVERNMENT FORCES CLAIM THAT ANOTHER THIRTY VIET CONG WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED, BUT WERE CARRIED AWAY BY THEIR COMPANIONS. THE GOVERNMENT FORCE REPORTED ONLY ONE OF ITS NUMBER DEAD.

    THE BATTLE LASTED TWO HOURS AND AFTERWARDS THE GOVERNMENT REPORTED IT HAD CAPTURED A NUMBER OF WEAPONS FROM THE VIET CONG INCLUDING A MACHINE GUN, SEVERAL SUB-MACHINE GUNS, RIFLES AND HAND GRENADES. THEY ALSO CLAIMED THAT DOCUMENTS FOUND ON THE DEAD VIET CONG PROVED THAT THEY CAME FROM NAM DINH PROVINCE IN NORTH VIETNAM.

    JINH MON VILLAGE IS NEAR THE CITY OF HUE, ABOUT SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY MILES FROM SAIGON.

    (A CRISIS IS REPORTED IN SAIGON TODAY - TUESDAY - WHERE THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA IS REPORTED TO HAVE DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THE PROVISIONAL CONSTITUTION OF AUGUST 16 AND ELECT A NEW CHIEF OF STATE REPLACING PRESIDENT KHANH. THIS FOLLOWS SOME DAYS OF VIOLENT STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AGAINST KHANH'S REGIME. THE COMMUNIQUE ADDED THAT AFTER ELECTING A NEW CHIEF OF STATE THE JUNTA WOULD DISSOLVE ITSELF AND THE FIFTY-EIGHT MEMBERS WOULD RETURN TO THEIR MILITARY POSTS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABTHXLIHTISO1OHU1OMUKT73XH
    Media URN:
    VLVABTHXLIHTISO1OHU1OMUKT73XH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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