• Short Summary

    The largest concentration of naval power yet to take part in the Vietnam war is currently shelling the demilitarized zone from the Tonkin Gulf.

  • Description

    1.
    TV Naval guns firing (2 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    SV Shells on ship's decks.
    0.08

    3.
    SV Gun into position.
    0.13

    4.
    CU Sailor looks through binoculars.
    0.14

    5.
    SV Gun firing
    0.21

    6.
    SV Crew of USS Badger
    0.30

    7.
    SV Sailors looking toward land.
    0.32

    8.
    LV US Naval gunship (2 shots)
    0.38

    9.
    SV Signals of icer flashing signal (2 shots)
    0.45

    10.
    GV US Ship replying signal.
    0.50

    11.
    SV ZOOM from sailor with binoculars to ship (4 shots)
    1.02



    Initials VS/21.27 S/21.37


    TELERECORDING
    THE SOUND ON FILM INCLUDES A COMMENTARY BY NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY REPORTER REX ELLIS. THIS MAY BE USED AND IS SIMILAR TO THE ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN COMMENTARY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The largest concentration of naval power yet to take part in the Vietnam war is currently shelling the demilitarized zone from the Tonkin Gulf. Nine U.S. Navy vessels are pounding North Vietnamese ammunition dumps, supply points and troop concentrations in and just south of the demilitarized zone.

    Three ships have been hit by artillery fire, but no one has been injured. Some of the firing from shore has been from U.S. artillery pieces left behind by South Vietnamese forces when they abandoned firebases south of the demilitarized zone, and taken by the Communists.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZ4NSLGF1SPJ77K7HFM9ZUDLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAZ4NSLGF1SPJ77K7HFM9ZUDLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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