• Short Summary

    IN THE HILLY PROVINCES OF CENTRAL SOUTH VIETNAM, STRONGHOLD OF THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG GUERILLAS, TROOPS AND OFFICIALS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERTAKING A LARGE SCALE CAMPAIGN TO WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF LOCAL TRIBESMEN, AND TO BUILD MILITARY OUTPOSTS FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE AREA.

  • Description

    1.
    MS. VILLAGERS ON ROAD.
    0.08

    2.
    LS. TEMPLE.
    0.13

    3.
    MS. TILT OLD WOMAN POUNDS RICE.
    0.20

    4.
    MLS WOMAN WITH CHILD, GOVERNMENT MAN COMES IN.
    0.23

    5.
    LS. HOME: PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT MEN.
    0.26

    6.
    MS. PEOPLE AND OFFICIALS.
    0.30

    7.
    MLS DITTO.
    0.33

    8.
    MS. MAN LOOKS AT CHILD.
    0.40

    9.
    CU. VILLAGER SPEAKS.
    0.44

    10.
    LS. MUDDY ROAD AND JEEP.
    0.49

    11.
    MS. SOLDIERS MAKE AN OUTPOST. (2SHOTS).
    0.58

    12.
    LS. OUTPOST.
    1.02

    13.
    LS. SOLDIERS ON PATROL OF COUNTRY - SIDE.
    1.07

    14.
    MLS & MS. SOLDIERS CLEAN BULLETS.
    1.17

    15.
    LS. FIELD GUN.
    1.19

    16.
    LS. ARMOURED CARS.
    1.24

    17.
    LS. VILLAGE OUT POST.
    1.29

    18.
    LS. HILLS AND JUNGLES.
    1.34



    Initials TDH/V/MMcG TDH/V/MGT/MMcG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE HILLY PROVINCES OF CENTRAL SOUTH VIETNAM, STRONGHOLD OF THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG GUERILLAS, TROOPS AND OFFICIALS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERTAKING A LARGE SCALE CAMPAIGN TO WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF LOCAL TRIBESMEN, AND TO BUILD MILITARY OUTPOSTS FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE AREA.

    THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA - ESTIMATED AT 500,000 - ARE MOSTLY TRIBESMEN, AND LIVE AROUND A FEW SCATTERED TOWNS. MANY ARE JUNGLE-DWELLERS WITH LITTLE CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. FOR SOME YEARS THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WOOE??? AND ATTACKED BY THE VIET CONG. BORDERED BY BOTH LAOS AND CAMBODIA, THE AREA HAS BECOME A STRATEGIC THEATRE OF GUERILLA OPERATIONS.

    WELL EQUIPPED GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE FORTIFYING THESE TOWNSHIPS, TRAINING THE TRIBESMEN FOR NONE GUARD DUTIES, AND GENERALLY MAKING FRIENDS. OFFICIALS ARE ORGANISING IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICES. LATEST REPORTS INDICATE A DEFINITE SWING IN THE GOVERNMENT'S FAVOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADTAKLEOWOKTSM7BNFPAPG6AU4
    Media URN:
    VLVADTAKLEOWOKTSM7BNFPAPG6AU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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