• Short Summary

    In September, 1967, Combined Mobile Improvement Teams were established in the II Corps area of South Vietnam's central highlands.

  • Description

    Sergeant conducting class in rifle firing
    5 ft

    Regional Force soldiers firing rifles on range
    14 ft

    Lieutenant checking soldier's target
    11 ft

    Vietnamese officers checking soldier's target
    4 ft

    Regional Force soldiers cleaning weapons
    15 ft

    Sergeant putting radio on soldier's back and checking radio
    5 ft

    Montagnard reading map
    4 ft

    Platoon preparing to go on patrol
    14 ft

    Regional Force platoon on patrol
    19 ft


    This motion film released to DOD pool member designated is for duplication and distribution to interested TV and newsreel pool members. It is to be forwarded within 72 hour to: Army Motion Picture Depository, Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Ave., Long Island, N.Y. 11106, telephone 937-0600. This agency will deliver a duplicating master to Deluxe Laboratories, 850 Tenth Ave., New York City, telephone Circle 73220, where it will be available to non-pool members and other authorized agencies which make satisfactory financial arrangements with Deluxe Laboratories. The original release film must not be cut in any manner.
    NOTE TO EDITORS: 91' 16 mm Color Original released to ABC-TV for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color original to be forwarded to Deluxe Laboratories 850 Tenth Avenue, New York City, within 72 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In September, 1967, Combined Mobile Improvement Teams were established in the II Corps area of South Vietnam's central highlands.

    These teams were set up to go to the various hamlets and villages in several provinces making up the Corps area, to train villagers, primarily Montagnards, in the art of self defense of their homes.

    In Darlac Province, some 150 miles north of Saigon, Team #9, commanded by Army Lieutenant Robert L. Berg, is working with four companies of Montagnard troops around Lac Thien.

    The mission of the team is to move from hamlet to hamlet in the province giving a two week training course to each company of Vietnamese and Montagnard Regional Forces in the area. The Regional Forces are military company size units which stay in their own province unlike the regular South Vietnamese Army units which can be stationed anywhere in the country.

    The first four days of the course are devoted to the proper use of small unit arms such as the carbine, automatic rifle, 30-caliber machine guns, M-1 rifle and the M-79 grenade launcher. We see some of the Regional Force soldiers on the rifle range firing the carbine.

    The remainder of the two week course is spent teaching company and squad tactics, along with map reading, using a compass, radio procedures and ambush and counter ambush techniques.

    The final instruction is a combat operation using the skills the soldiers have learned from the American instructors in the two week period. This will be the final score of the course.....remaining alert and alive.

    This package contains two film releases from the Department of Defense: 67 feet of 16 mm color composite print of former North Vietnamese learn peaceful trades in "open arms" camp; and 90 feet of silent 16 mm processed color film of army teams training Montagnards. Also in this package: 50' feet of silent and ??? feet of magnetic sound 16 mm processed color film of NATO Secretary-General Manlio Brosio at the White House; and 60 feet silent and 208 feet of magnetic sound 16 mm unprocessed color film of Major General Yitzhak Rabin news conference at Dulles Airport on arrival to assume Israeli ambassadorship to U.S.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment