With the withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from Laos during the past week, the main Laotian operation supply-base, at Khe Sanh, has taken on an unfamiliar role.
SV & CU Tactical diagram (3 shots)
SV South Vietnamese army officers at table (2 shots)
SV Forklift unloading supplies from aircraft
SV PAN soldiers disembarking from aircraft
GV South Vietnamese soldiers carrying supplies (2 shots)
SV & CU Soldier driving skidding jeep
CU Soldier walking on muddy road
GV Skidding heavy truck
TRAVELLING SHOT past trucks and supplies en route (3 shots)
CU Captured weapons
SV PAN from captured weapons to prisoner and escorts (2 shots)
CU South Vietnamese soldiers looking on (2 shots)
SV Prisoner being carried away (2 shots)
Initials OS/031 OJP/OS/105
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Background: With the withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from Laos during the past week, the main Laotian operation supply-base, at Khe Sanh, has taken on an unfamiliar role. Where it was intended to provide continuing munitions and other supplies to forces in the field, it is today (Monday 22 March) chiefly a busy centre for the reception of the dead and returning wounded from Laos.
This film, taken by Tran Huu Trong last week, shows vital supplies arriving and being sent out from the base, and also a collection of captured weapons.