• Short Summary

    DURING THE PAST WEEK, VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS AND EFFORTS BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES TO DRIVE THE GUERRILLAS FROM SAIGON HAVE RESULTED IN MORE THAN 8,000 HOUSES AND SHOPS BEING DESTROYED IN THE ALREADY BATTLE-SCARRED CAPITAL.

  • Description

    1.
    LV BUILDING AFLAME. (2 SHOTS).
    0.06

    2.
    LV DEMOLISHED HOUSE AND SMOKE RISING.
    0.14

    3.
    SV DEAD BODY PAN UP TO DEVASTATION.
    0.19

    4.
    GV WRECKED CARS ETC. IN STREET.
    0.24

    5.
    SV WOMEN AND CHILDREN RUNNING.
    0.27

    6.
    LV TROOPS RUNNING IN STREET.
    0.32

    7.
    SV DEAD BODY IN STREET
    0.36

    8.
    SV SOLDIERS CARRYING WOUNDED SOLDIER.
    0.40

    9.
    SV ATTENDING TO WOUNDED SOLDIER.
    0.46

    10.
    SV WOUNDED MAN ON STRETCHER INTO AMBULANCE.
    0.51

    11.
    LV STREET AND DEVASTATION.
    0.54

    12.
    CU OLD WOMAN CRYING.
    0.57

    13.
    LV WOMEN AND CHILDREN RUNNING. (2 SHOTS)
    1.04

    14.
    SV WOMEN AND CHILDREN INTO TRUCK.
    1.10

    15.
    SV WOMEN AND CHILDREN HIDING UNDER TRUCK.
    1.13

    16.
    LV SOLDIERS FIRING MORTARS.
    1.20

    17.
    LV TROOPS RUNNING THROUGH STREETS.
    1.24

    18.
    LV & SV TANKS THROUGH STREETS.
    1.31

    19.
    CU MAN WITH GUN ON TANK.
    1.34

    20.
    LV TANK THROUGH STREET.
    1.39



    Initials ERW/VS/JH/PF



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DURING THE PAST WEEK, VIET CONG ROCKET ATTACKS AND EFFORTS BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES TO DRIVE THE GUERRILLAS FROM SAIGON HAVE RESULTED IN MORE THAN 8,000 HOUSES AND SHOPS BEING DESTROYED IN THE ALREADY BATTLE-SCARRED CAPITAL. AT LEAST 21 CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND MORE THAN 46 HAVE BEEN INJURED.

    ON MONDAY (JUNE 3), TWO BATTALIONS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGERS AND A BATTALION OF COMBAT POLICE SURROUNDED THE BUSINESS CENTRE OF CHOLON, THE CHINESE SECTOR OF THE CITY, IN AN ATTEMPT TO WINKLE OUT OF THE LAST OF THE VIET CONG INFILTRATORS IN THE AREA.

    THE TROOPS WERE ACTING ON ORDERS FROM PRIME MINISTER TRAN VAN HUONG, WHO ON TUESDAY, HAD TOLD THE MILITARY COMMANDERS THAT THE VIET CONG INFILTRATORS MUST BE EXTERMINATED AND CLEARED OUT OF THE CITY BEFORE JUNE 10. PRESIDENT THIEU IS DUE TO FLY TO THE UNITED STATES ON THAT DATE.

    AS IN THE PAST, MANY CIVILIANS WERE CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE AND WERE FORCED TO DODGE FIRE FROM BOTH SIDES AS THEY FLED THE AREA.

    THE MAIN FIGHTING LATER SWITCHED TO A NORTHER SAIGON SUBURB, WHERE AN ESTIMATED 300 VIET CONG WERE LOCKED IN STREET FIGHTING WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF5DNQ7RG604UOMPVDUFCRYIFY
    Media URN:
    VLVAF5DNQ7RG604UOMPVDUFCRYIFY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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